A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000d0wi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d0wi. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 13:22:05 / January 31, 2018 @ 1:22 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 146.15 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:22:05 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 122.2869° East, latitude 24.9196° North, depth = 146.15 km.
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banqiao, Taipei, Keelung (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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. 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: 56 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan.
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