A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The temblor was detected at 05:08:42 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000ck03. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ck03. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/17 / 2017-12-31 21:08:42 / December 31, 2017 @ 9:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.0165 East, latitude 22.9871 North, depth = 1.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.15 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Kaohsiung, Tainan. Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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