A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.25 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us60007njx. Event ids that are associated: us60007njx. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:02:57 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 17:02:57 / February 3, 2020 @ 5:02 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5276 East, latitude 23.5082 North, depth = 31.25 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Zhongxing New Village, Nantou. Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km S of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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