A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 122.0822° East, latitude 24.4708° North, depth = 61.61 km. The temblor was detected at 00:47:29 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.61 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/18 / 2018-05-01 16:47:29 / May 1, 2018 @ 4:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dzxw. Unique identifier: us1000dzxw.
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). 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 Daxi, Banqiao, Taipei.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 27 km ESE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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