A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 121.3554 East, latitude 21.6588 North, depth = 35.34 km. Id of earthquake: us6000bch6. Event ids that are associated: us6000bch6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.34 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:29:55 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/20 / 2020-08-11 05:29:55 / August 11, 2020 @ 5:29 am.
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun. Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 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 three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km ESE of Hengchun, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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