A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 18:16:48 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 18:16:48 / August 18, 2020 @ 6:16 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.8413 East, latitude 21.8046 North, depth = 27.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bgps. Unique identifier: us6000bgps. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.43 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun.
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 one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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