A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Yujing in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 120.4264 East, latitude 23.2504 North, depth = 15.32 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.32 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:33:02 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bd3w. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bd3w. Global time and date of event 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 00:33:02 / August 19, 2020 @ 12:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ma-kung, Taitung City, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ma-kung (c. 56 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 14 km NNW of Yujing, Taiwan.
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