A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 01:09:41 / February 18, 2016 @ 1:09 am. Unique identifier: us10004qp3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qp3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:09:41 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 120.9381° East, latitude 23.0544° North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Nantou, Douliu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km NNW of Taitung, Taiwan.
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