A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Yujing in Taiwan on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 01:37:52 / September 17, 2020 @ 1:37 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.63 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 121.3508° East, latitude 23.0756° North, depth = 13.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bp89. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bp89. The temblor was detected at 01:37:52 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Yujing, Taitung City. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km E of Yujing, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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