A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 15:47:21 / December 12, 2015 @ 3:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 121.3406 East, latitude 23.3363 North, depth = 14.08 km. Id of earthquake: us20004hkb. Event ids that are associated: us20004hkb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.08 km (9 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:47:21 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yujing, Douliu, Puli. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NNE of Taitung, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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