A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/07/20 / 2020-07-27 14:12:55 / July 27, 2020 @ 2:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.1688° East, 21.8225° North, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:12:55 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b6vw. Unique identifier: us6000b6vw. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km ESE of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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