A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:04:56 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 04:04:56 / February 16, 2016 @ 4:04 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.0442° East, 23.0176° North. Unique identifier: us200050he. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050he.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Kaohsiung, Lugu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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