A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000is3r. Unique identifier: us1000is3r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.2819° East, 22.8325° North, depth 35 km. Global time and date of event 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 18:28:25 / January 13, 2019 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:28:25 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yujing, Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km ENE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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