A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 10:48:17 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000bhhx. Event ids that are associated: us2000bhhx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 02:48:17 / November 3, 2017 @ 2:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.1434° East, latitude 22.9757° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Kaohsiung, Yujing (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km N of Taitung, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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