A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 242.94 km, 122.5157° East, 25.5722° North. The temblor was picked up at 13:23:47 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005zay. Event ids that are associated: us20005zay. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 242.94 km (151 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 05:23:47 / May 31, 2016 @ 5:23 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 115 km (71 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banqiao, Yilan, Taipei (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 92 km ENE of Keelung, Taiwan.
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