A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 02:59:53 / February 27, 2016 @ 2:59 am. Exact location of event, longitude 121.1984 East, latitude 22.3373 North, depth = 13.71 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.71 km (9 miles). Event id: us10004t34. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004t34. The temblor was reported at 10:59:53 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaohsiung, Hengchun, Taitung City. Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
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 eight and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 46 km S of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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