A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:52:05 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600056fm. Event ids that are associated: us600056fm. Exact location of event, longitude 121.588 East, latitude 23.6901 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/08/19 / 2019-08-17 14:52:05 / August 17, 2019 @ 2:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.
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