A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.78 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 120.5546° East, 22.8863° North, depth 17.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 15:53:18 / May 31, 2019 @ 3:53 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70003tqt. Event ids that are associated: us70003tqt. The temblor was picked up at 23:53:18 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Douliu, Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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 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: 24 km NNE of Pingtung, Taiwan.
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