A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 23:12:28 / April 17, 2016 @ 11:12 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:12:28 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.4 km (5 miles). Exact location, longitude 121.02° East, latitude 23.19° North, depth = 8.4 km. Id of earthquake: us20005lc7. Event ids that are associated: us20005lc7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zhongxing New Village, Nantou, Puli. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 49 km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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