A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgnp. Unique identifier: us2000hgnp. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.54 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:50:39 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 06:50:39 / September 8, 2018 @ 6:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 121.7148 East, latitude 24.2739 North, depth = 22.54 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Keelung, Taoyuan City. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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