A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 120.5113 East, latitude 22.8578 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 02:06:18 / May 22, 2016 @ 2:06 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005j6g. Unique identifier: us10005j6g. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:06:18 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). 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 Lugu, Hengchun, Douliu. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 20 km N of Pingtung, Taiwan.
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