A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Sunday. Global time and date of event 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 00:08:36 / August 13, 2017 @ 12:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:08:36 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a7pk. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7pk. Exact location of event, longitude 121.2851 East, latitude 22.0651 North, depth = 59.67 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.67 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Hengchun. The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 56 km (35 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 56 km E of Hengchun, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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