A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Event id: us2000g4g1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g4g1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.27 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 121.2074 East, latitude 23.1386 North, depth = 13.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:38:40 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/07/18 / 2018-07-13 18:38:40 / July 13, 2018 @ 6:38 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Douliu, Lugu. Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 42 km N of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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