A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 02:46:01 / February 16, 2016 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.0726 East, latitude 22.9822 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:46:01 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200050h7. Event ids that are associated: us200050h7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Lugu, Tainan. Close 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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