A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan on Friday. Unique identifier: us2000c1xu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c1xu. The temblor was reported at 11:44:29 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/17 / 2017-12-08 03:44:29 / December 8, 2017 @ 3:44 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 122.463° East, latitude 24.4062° North, depth = 71.93 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 71.93 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Yilan. Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km W of Yonakuni, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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