A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Event id: us20004uq8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004uq8. Exact location, longitude 121.3042° East, latitude 21.8119° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 00:05:41 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 16:05:41 / January 26, 2016 @ 4:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 61 km ESE of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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