A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 122.1316 East, latitude 23.5864 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/19 / 2019-05-22 20:41:25 / May 22, 2019 @ 8:41 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:41:25 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60003qwt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003qwt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km SE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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