A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Daxi in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles). Event id: us10004ezd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ezd. Exact location, longitude 121.26° East, latitude 24.78° North, depth = 12.9 km. Global time and date of event 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 21:10:05 / December 25, 2015 @ 9:10 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:10:05 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Keelung, Yilan, Taipei (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km SSW of Daxi, Taiwan.
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