A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lugu in Taiwan. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.61 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:14:40 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 11:14:40 / November 11, 2017 @ 11:14 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000brx6. Id of event: us2000brx6. Exact location of earthquake, 120.7634° East, 23.6321° North, depth 19.61 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Tainan, Yujing (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km S of Lugu, Taiwan.
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