A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Taibao in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 06:53:55 / January 6, 2020 @ 6:53 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 120.2056 East, latitude 23.406 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 14:53:55 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006v6g. Id of event: us70006v6g. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taichung, Kaohsiung, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ma-kung (c. 56 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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