A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/19 / 2019-02-15 14:08:06 / February 15, 2019 @ 2:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.56 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7514° East, 23.7884° North, depth 46.56 km. The temblor was detected at 22:08:06 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000jifs. Event ids that are associated: us2000jifs.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Puli, Hualian. Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 25 km SE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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