A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jiayi Shi in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 120.7932 East, latitude 23.3387 North, depth = 12.31 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:38:57 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:38:57 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:38 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006q3n. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006q3n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.31 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taichung, Taitung City, Puli. The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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