A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 13:26:46 / January 2, 2021 @ 1:26 pm. Event id: us6000d50q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d50q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:26:46 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20.15 km, 122.3178° East, 24.0282° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.15 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 72 km E of Hualien City, Taiwan.
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