A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Unique identifier: us1000hp7h. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hp7h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 00:14:46 / November 1, 2018 @ 12:14 am. Exact location, longitude 120.4993° East, latitude 21.5037° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:14:46 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 60 km SSW of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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