A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:34:15 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/06/20 / 2020-06-08 14:34:15 / June 8, 2020 @ 2:34 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.71 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000aawp. Id of event: us6000aawp. Exact location, longitude 121.2256° East, latitude 22.4706° North, depth = 24.71 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every 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 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km SSE of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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