A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000isw5. Unique identifier: us2000isw5. The temblor was reported at 21:24:22 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 13:24:22 / December 12, 2018 @ 1:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 121.5624° East, 23.8507° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yilan, Taichung, Nantou. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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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: 14 km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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