A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0489 East, latitude 22.9222 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/19 / 2019-01-03 18:02:50 / January 3, 2019 @ 6:02 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:02:50 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000j02k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j02k.
Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Tainan, Kaohsiung (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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