A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 108 km SW of Hengchun, Taiwan (67 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us1000797z. Event ids that are associated: us1000797z. Exact location, longitude 120.1043° East, latitude 21.2298° North, depth = 24.69 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.69 km (15 miles). Global time and date of event 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 03:53:51 / November 17, 2016 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:53:51 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 108 km SW of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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