A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Friday. Event id: us70007ppd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007ppd. Global time and date of event 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 21:38:41 / February 13, 2020 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:38:41 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.3202° East, latitude 22.4537° North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun, Taitung City. Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km SSE of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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