A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.84 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:27:59 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 13.84 km, 122.5213° East, 24.6861° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/11/17 / 2017-11-07 14:27:59 / November 7, 2017 @ 2:27 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bq8r. Unique identifier: us2000bq8r.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Keelung, Yilan (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 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: 54 km WNW of Yonakuni, Japan.
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