A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 18:55:45 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005izd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005izd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 10:55:45 / April 16, 2016 @ 10:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 121.8521° East, latitude 22.4474° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 80 km ESE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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