A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.88 km (29 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 08:16:27 / January 20, 2017 @ 8:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 122.224 East, latitude 24.3094 North, depth = 45.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hef. Id of event: us20008hef. The temblor was picked up at 16:16:27 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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