A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 05:27:44 / February 19, 2020 @ 5:27 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007swc. Id of event: us70007swc. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6149 East, latitude 23.8199 North, depth = 2.36 km. The temblor was reported at 13:27:44 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.36 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km S of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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