A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 23:52:46 / October 15, 2015 @ 11:52 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003p1a. Id of event: us10003p1a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.38 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:46 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 121.7544° East, 24.3131° North, depth 16.38 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Keelung, Taoyuan City.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SSW of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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