A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/20 / 2020-09-28 20:50:56 / September 28, 2020 @ 8:50 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c2ae. Id of event: us6000c2ae. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.4 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:50:56 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.1019 East, latitude 22.4512 North, depth = 23.4 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close 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 Yujing, Kaohsiung, Hengchun.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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