A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/15 / 2015-09-24 05:58:02 / September 24, 2015 @ 5:58 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.97 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003len. Unique identifier: us10003len. Exact location of event, depth 34.97 km, 120.7399° East, 22.5142° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:58:02 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tainan, Yujing, Hengchun. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km SE of Pingtung, Taiwan.
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