A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The temblor was reported at 12:45:50 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 04:45:50 / October 25, 2016 @ 4:45 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.4934 East, latitude 22.6247 North, depth = 2.91 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007gjh. Unique identifier: us20007gjh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.91 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km ESE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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