A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 11:14:51 / October 12, 2015 @ 11:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.3547° East, 22.7392° North, depth 19.81 km. Unique identifier: us10003myn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003myn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.81 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:14:51 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yujing, Taitung City. Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (13 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearby 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 one and in the last 365 days twelve 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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