A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 185 km E of Taitung City, Taiwan (115 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000av5t. Id of event: us1000av5t. 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: 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 10:35:57 / October 21, 2017 @ 10:35 am. The temblor was picked up at 18:35:57 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 26.07 km, 122.9369° East, 22.5357° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.07 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 185 km E of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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