A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Douliu in Taiwan on Thursday. Unique identifier: us1000g1v3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g1v3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/18 / 2018-08-02 13:38:18 / August 2, 2018 @ 1:38 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:38:18 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 120.6188 East, latitude 23.6921 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tainan, Yujing, Taichung. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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.
Did you feel anything?
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: 7 km ESE of Douliu, Taiwan.
Copyright © 2018 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.