A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 18.66 km, 121.5873° East, 24.0648° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000a2n6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a2n6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.66 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:02:30 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 13:02:30 / May 30, 2020 @ 1:02 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Nantou, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. 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: 9 km N of Hualien City, Taiwan.
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