A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 20:01:06 / August 22, 2017 @ 8:01 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abqt. Id of event: us2000abqt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.26 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:01:06 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.4409 East, latitude 21.9665 North, depth = 27.26 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaohsiung, Hengchun (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km W of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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