A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Id of earthquake: us10008n52. Event ids that are associated: us10008n52. The temblor was detected at 00:20:12 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 16:20:12 / April 20, 2017 @ 4:20 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.9 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 121.1493 East, latitude 22.9321 North, depth = 6.9 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaohsiung, Yujing, Taitung City. 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 19 km N of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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