A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 124 km WSW of Hengchun, Taiwan (77 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 18:52:03 / 6:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cs8h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs8h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.02 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 119.6694° East, latitude 21.5072° North, depth = 30.02 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 18:52:03 / December 18, 2020 @ 6:52 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 124 km WSW of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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