A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/18 / 2018-05-19 03:09:06 / May 19, 2018 @ 3:09 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e8eh. Unique identifier: us1000e8eh. Exact location, longitude 122.3205° East, latitude 24.8461° North, depth = 15.05 km. The temblor was detected at 11:09:06 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.05 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banqiao, Taipei, Keelung (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 54 km ENE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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