A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us70009neu. Event ids that are associated: us70009neu. Global time and date of event 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 22:53:27 / May 17, 2020 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 121.7971 East, latitude 24.0042 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 06:53:27 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km E of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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