A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/18 / 2018-10-31 00:11:27 / October 31, 2018 @ 12:11 am. Unique identifier: us2000i80u. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000i80u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:11:27 / 8:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.4608° East, 23.7325° North.
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Douliu, Taichung, Nantou (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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