A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 13:16:34 / September 9, 2018 @ 1:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hgqa. Id of event: us2000hgqa. Exact location of event, depth 34.85 km, 121.6433° East, 23.8852° North. The temblor was detected at 21:16:34 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.85 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Puli, Hualian (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SSE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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