A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.19 km (53 miles). Exact location of event, depth 85.19 km, 121.8785° East, 24.6694° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:42:10 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 09:42:10 / March 6, 2018 @ 9:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dctp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dctp.
Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hsinchu, Hualian, Taoyuan City (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km NNE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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