A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 31.81 km, 121.3579° East, 22.6465° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.81 km (20 miles). Event id: us7000caxv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000caxv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/11/20 / 2020-11-05 18:36:13 / November 5, 2020 @ 6:36 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:36:13 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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