A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/15 / 2015-08-07 04:24:32 / August 7, 2015 @ 4:24 am. Id of earthquake: us100034pk. Event ids that are associated: us100034pk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.66 km (12 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:24:32 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 19.66 km, 122.4441° East, 23.9547° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 80 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan.
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