A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Buli in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.13 km (13 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:15:17 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.0009° East, latitude 23.9839° North, depth = 21.13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gc1h. Id of event: us1000gc1h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 00:15:17 / August 18, 2018 @ 12:15 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Hualian, Douliu. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km ENE of Buli, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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