A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.25 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003plj. Unique identifier: us10003plj. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:20:16 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.0158 East, latitude 24.8117 North, depth = 6.25 km. Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 07:20:16 / October 19, 2015 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 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), 45 km (28 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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