A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000kcxv. Id of event: us2000kcxv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/19 / 2019-04-09 15:13:21 / April 9, 2019 @ 3:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.28 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.6001° East, 23.9213° North, depth 6.28 km. The temblor was detected at 23:13:21 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taichung, Nantou, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 6 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.
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