A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ivwb. Id of event: us2000ivwb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 120.6148° East, 21.8729° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/18 / 2018-12-16 16:03:33 / December 16, 2018 @ 4:03 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:03:33 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaohsiung, Hengchun. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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