A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Monday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:10:32 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000867r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000867r. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.6555° East, 23.8075° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 12:10:32 / February 24, 2020 @ 12:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Puli, Hualian. Event epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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