A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 01:18:33 / February 18, 2016 @ 1:18 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:18:33 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 120.9179° East, 23.0296° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004qp8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qp8.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Douliu, Lugu, Kaohsiung. Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 37 km NW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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