A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 8.56 km, 121.0552° East, 22.1523° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.56 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:09:32 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/18 / 2018-08-05 04:09:32 / August 5, 2018 @ 4:09 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000g3rk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g3rk.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Hengchun. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km ENE of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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