A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 165 km SSW of Hengchun, Taiwan (103 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:50:02 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fnu. Unique identifier: us10004fnu. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 18:50:02 / January 19, 2016 @ 6:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.9879 East, latitude 20.6879 North, depth = 15.84 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.84 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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