A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:42:12 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 122.0099° East, latitude 24.7879° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10003pld. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pld. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 05:42:12 / October 19, 2015 @ 5:42 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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