A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Yujing in Taiwan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:13:33 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.39 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 16.39 km, 120.4709° East, 23.2215° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 03:13:33 / August 19, 2020 @ 3:13 am. Event id: us6000bgy9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bgy9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Zhongxing New Village, Nantou (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km N of Yujing, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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