A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.69 km (17 miles). Global time and date of event 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 16:54:32 / July 8, 2020 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 121.2933° East, 23.2482° North, depth 26.69 km. The temblor was reported at 16:54:32 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ap1a. Id of event: us7000ap1a.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Hualian, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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