A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 120.6436° East, 22.718° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70005sle. Event ids that are associated: us70005sle. The temblor was picked up at 01:12:56 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/19 / 2019-09-30 17:12:56 / September 30, 2019 @ 5:12 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun, Tainan, Taitung City. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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