A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 18:37:48 / November 16, 2020 @ 6:37 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.78 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 17.78 km, 120.9516° East, 21.6959° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cfs3. Id of event: us7000cfs3. The temblor was detected at 18:37:48 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 40 km SSE of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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