A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:06:41 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.78 km (20 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007ctu. Id of event: us60007ctu. Global time and date of event 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 19:06:41 / January 8, 2020 @ 7:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 31.78 km, 121.7521° East, 23.8203° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Hualian. Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 22 km SE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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