A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.26 km (28 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.3208 East, latitude 24.064 North, depth = 45.26 km. Event id: us70003ga9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ga9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/19 / 2019-04-24 09:06:09 / April 24, 2019 @ 9:06 am. The temblor was reported at 17:06:09 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 73 km E of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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