A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.31 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 04:00:00 / September 23, 2020 @ 4:00 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:00:00 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5759 East, latitude 23.3268 North, depth = 25.31 km. Event id: us6000bzy6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzy6.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taitung City, Hualian. Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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 quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan.
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