A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 03:23:28 / January 10, 2021 @ 3:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.5521° East, 23.7206° North, depth 11.42 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.42 km (7 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:23:28 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d74m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d74m.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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