A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8507 East, latitude 24.2933 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 16:33:14 / April 27, 2016 @ 4:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cws. Id of event: us10005cws. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:33:14 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Keelung, Taipei, Banqiao. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km S of Su’ao, Taiwan.
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