A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b3l5. Id of event: us2000b3l5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.74 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:30:58 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 122.4238° East, latitude 25.1608° North, depth = 6.74 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/17 / 2017-10-02 16:30:58 / October 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taipei, Yilan, Keelung (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 68 km E of Keelung, Taiwan.
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