A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.42 km (6 miles). Event id: us10004g6h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g6h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.3362 East, latitude 24.8948 North, depth = 10.42 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 20:37:28 / January 21, 2016 @ 8:37 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:37:28 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banqiao, Taipei, Keelung (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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