A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:37:24 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/19 / 2019-05-22 01:37:24 / May 22, 2019 @ 1:37 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.62 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6498 East, latitude 23.9315 North, depth = 25.62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003qgn. Id of event: us60003qgn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 7 km (4 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Yilan, Puli.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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