A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/06/18 / 2018-06-27 15:26:40 / June 27, 2018 @ 3:26 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.88 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:26:40 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000fw18. Unique identifier: us2000fw18. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.2347 East, latitude 22.9972 North, depth = 8.88 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yujing, Taitung City (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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: 27 km NNE of Taitung, Taiwan.
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