A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan. The temblor was reported at 13:59:11 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 05:59:11 / January 17, 2018 @ 5:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000ck8m. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ck8m. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.7482 East, latitude 25.0547 North, depth = 141.86 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 141.86 km (88 miles).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hsinchu, Daxi, Taoyuan City.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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