A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 15:35:44 / January 20, 2016 @ 3:35 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:35:44 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004w8d. Unique identifier: us20004w8d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 16.58 km, 121.4381° East, 22.7726° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.58 km (10 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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