A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 150 km SW of Hengchun, Taiwan (93 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 119.9374° East, 20.8761° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:54:23 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000g91h. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g91h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/08/18 / 2018-08-09 16:54:23 / August 9, 2018 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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: 150 km SW of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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