A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 15:54:21 / July 15, 2017 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.48 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:54:21 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009yet. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009yet. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.4625 East, latitude 21.9291 North, depth = 34.48 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaohsiung, Hengchun (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
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 eleven 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km WSW of Hengchun, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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