A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005px2. Id of event: us70005px2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:48:14 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/19 / 2019-09-24 16:48:14 / September 24, 2019 @ 4:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.2454 East, latitude 23.9049 North, depth = 14.84 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.84 km (9 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 65 km E of Hualian, Taiwan.
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