A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 10:15:13 / October 7, 2015 @ 10:15 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:15:13 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.9 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 122.13 East, latitude 24.83 North, depth = 6.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003rap. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003rap.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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