A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/19 / 2019-05-23 06:12:49 / May 23, 2019 @ 6:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.5603° East, latitude 24.0151° North, depth = 16.23 km. The temblor was detected at 14:12:49 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.23 km (10 miles). Unique identifier: us60003r0x. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003r0x.
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Taichung, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NW of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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