A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan on Friday. Event id: us100034ps. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100034ps. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.09 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/15 / 2015-08-07 08:40:57 / August 7, 2015 @ 8:40 am. The temblor was detected at 16:40:57 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 127.09 km, 122.3324° East, 25.0172° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banqiao, Taipei, Yilan. Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 60 km ESE of Keelung, Taiwan.
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