A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Unique identifier: us20005083. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005083. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.72 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:22:38 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 05:22:38 / February 15, 2016 @ 5:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, 121.0261° East, 23.0244° North, depth 10.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Douliu, Kaohsiung, Lugu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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