A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Buli in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 11:55:07 / February 19, 2020 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:55:07 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.9847 East, latitude 23.9994 North, depth = 16.46 km. Unique identifier: us70007szm. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007szm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.46 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Hualian, Douliu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 3 km NNE of Buli, Taiwan.
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