A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 16:31:30 / January 26, 2018 @ 4:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.0332° East, latitude 23.057° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000cpuf. Event ids that are associated: us2000cpuf. The temblor was detected at 00:31:30 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaohsiung, Douliu, Tainan. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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