A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000hgyb. Event ids that are associated: us1000hgyb. Exact location, longitude 121.4886° East, latitude 24.0673° North, depth = 58.17 km. The temblor was detected at 07:10:43 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.17 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 23:10:43 / October 20, 2018 @ 11:10 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nantou, Lugu, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NW of Hualian, Taiwan.
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