Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Yujing in Taiwan


Earthquake location 23.2621S, 120.3029WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Yujing in Taiwan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:03:13 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 120.3029° East, 23.2621° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 15:03:13 / October 17, 2020 @ 3:03 pm. 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: us6000c903. Id of event: us6000c903.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ma-kung (c. 56 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Nantou, Ma-kung.

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NW of Yujing, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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