A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 11:56:46 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.32 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 5.32 km, 120.8319° East, 22.6261° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/18 / 2018-12-25 03:56:46 / December 25, 2018 @ 3:56 am. Unique identifier: us2000ixch. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ixch.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tainan, Hengchun, Yujing (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).
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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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