A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 05:34:13 / February 26, 2020 @ 5:34 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.6798 East, latitude 23.7991 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us600084fu. Event ids that are associated: us600084fu. The temblor was picked up at 13:34:13 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Puli, Hualian. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 21 km SSE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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