A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 122.046° East, 24.861° North, depth 4.3 km. Event id: us10003rwc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003rwc. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.3 km (3 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:08:17 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 23:08:17 / October 20, 2015 @ 11:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
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 eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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