A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 07:25:39 / June 21, 2017 @ 7:25 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:25:39 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.9 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20009nxl. Event ids that are associated: us20009nxl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.9619 East, latitude 24.6751 North, depth = 60.9 km.
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 14 km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan.
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