A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.2982 East, latitude 24.9404 North, depth = 125.44 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 125.44 km (78 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:54:31 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 18:54:31 / March 18, 2017 @ 6:54 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uby. Id of event: us20008uby.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banqiao, Taipei, Keelung (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).
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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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