A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.88 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 19:10:10 / December 31, 2019 @ 7:10 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006sxv. Unique identifier: us70006sxv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.6974 East, latitude 24.0751 North, depth = 11.88 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:10:10 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Puli, Hualian. Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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