A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:47:31 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 121.5815 East, latitude 23.7111 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 03/09/19 / 2019-09-03 00:47:31 / September 3, 2019 @ 12:47 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005bam. Unique identifier: us70005bam.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 29 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.
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