A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.1443 East, latitude 24.6107 North, depth = 69.92 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:01:30 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 14:01:30 / January 3, 2016 @ 2:01 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.92 km (43 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004b0v. Unique identifier: us10004b0v.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Hualian, Banqiao. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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