A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 02:49:01 / November 3, 2017 @ 2:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:49:01 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bhhy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bhhy. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0979 East, latitude 22.9784 North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Lugu, Tainan. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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