A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arp7. Unique identifier: us2000arp7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:55:47 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 121.6396 East, latitude 22.086 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 18:55:47 / September 5, 2017 @ 6:55 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Taitung City.
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 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: 90 km SE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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