A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.13 km (39 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cfjs. Id of event: us7000cfjs. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 07:19:11 / November 16, 2020 @ 7:19 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 62.13 km, 121.4559° East, 21.9599° North. The temblor was picked up at 07:19:11 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Hengchun. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km E of Hengchun, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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