A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/19 / 2019-01-22 03:19:28 / January 22, 2019 @ 3:19 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.26 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:19:28 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j72a. Unique identifier: us2000j72a. Exact location of event, longitude 121.4315 East, latitude 22.209 North, depth = 35.26 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Taitung City (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 67 km SSE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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