A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 22:10:51 / March 7, 2017 @ 10:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100087k6. Unique identifier: us100087k6. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:10:51 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.1634 East, latitude 24.2928 North, depth = 54.59 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.59 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Keelung, Hualian, Yilan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 46 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan.
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