A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 121.3513 East, latitude 22.8259 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:04:34 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007d99. Id of event: us10007d99. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/11/16 / 2016-11-30 12:04:34 / November 30, 2016 @ 12:04 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yujing, Taitung City. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Each 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 22 km ENE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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