A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:39:43 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 15:39:43 / December 12, 2015 @ 3:39 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 121.4131 East, latitude 23.331 North, depth = 15.21 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.21 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: us20004grk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004grk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Lugu, Hualian (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 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: 68 km NNE of Taitung, Taiwan.
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