A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lugu in Taiwan on Friday. The temblor was reported at 04:55:32 / 4:55 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000bjtr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bjtr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.09 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude 120.7181° East, latitude 23.5643° North, depth = 17.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/11/17 / 2017-11-23 20:55:32 / November 23, 2017 @ 8:55 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tainan, Taichung, Yujing (min 5000 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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