A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:58:26 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 02:58:26 / April 25, 2016 @ 2:58 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005cwi. Unique identifier: us10005cwi. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.0518° East, 23.1858° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nantou, Tainan, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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