A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Buli in Taiwan on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 20:08:17 / September 17, 2018 @ 8:08 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0015 East, latitude 24.0295 North, depth = 10.91 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.91 km (7 miles). Event id: us2000hg3z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hg3z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:08:17 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Hualian, Douliu. Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 has occurred nearby.
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