A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006fuv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006fuv. Global time and date of event 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 19:08:14 / August 22, 2016 @ 7:08 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:08:14 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 120.9679° East, 22.9839° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Lugu, Kaohsiung. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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