A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 01:14:17 / September 29, 2020 @ 1:14 am. Exact location of event, longitude 121.1324 East, latitude 22.423 North, depth = 13.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.6 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:14:17 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c2d2. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c2d2.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaohsiung, Hengchun, Taitung City. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 61 km NE of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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