A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 05:07:22 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/19 / 2019-03-13 21:07:22 / March 13, 2019 @ 9:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 14.28 km, 121.3997° East, 23.0838° North. Id of earthquake: us1000jf3s. Event ids that are associated: us1000jf3s. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.28 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yujing, Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 44 km NE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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