A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/19 / 2019-01-30 15:14:52 / January 30, 2019 @ 3:14 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 120.6112° East, latitude 21.8009° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000is23. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000is23. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:14:52 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaohsiung, Hengchun (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km SSW of Hengchun, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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