A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 34.78 km, 121.5607° East, 23.4084° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.78 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 05:29:38 / December 10, 2020 @ 5:29 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000cpny. Event ids that are associated: us7000cpny. The temblor was picked up at 05:29:38 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Puli, Taitung City. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan.
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