A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70003vyv. Unique identifier: us70003vyv. The temblor was detected at 03:27:20 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 21.17 km, 121.5586° East, 23.8173° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.17 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/06/19 / 2019-06-05 19:27:20 / June 5, 2019 @ 7:27 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taichung, Nantou, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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