A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 120.4548° East, 22.12° North, depth 34.62 km. Global time and date of event 04/10/18 / 2018-10-04 06:17:30 / October 4, 2018 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:17:30 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000h6ui. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h6ui. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.62 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaohsiung, Hengchun (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km WNW of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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