A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Jiayi Shi in Taiwan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/18 / 2018-07-02 07:26:09 / July 2, 2018 @ 7:26 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.4092 East, latitude 23.4489 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:26:09 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000fv27. Unique identifier: us2000fv27. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaohsiung, Ma-kung, Taichung (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 5 km SW of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan.
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