A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/19 / 2019-04-05 21:24:55 / April 5, 2019 @ 9:24 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000351j. Id of event: us7000351j. Exact location of event, longitude 120.6585 East, latitude 22.7774 North, depth = 22.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:24:55 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.41 km (14 miles).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Tainan, Taitung City (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km NE of Pingtung, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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