A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Id of earthquake: us1000essa. Event ids that are associated: us1000essa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.77 km (40 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:55 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/06/18 / 2018-06-15 20:53:55 / June 15, 2018 @ 8:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 121.8693° East, latitude 24.6733° North, depth = 63.77 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hsinchu, Hualian, Taoyuan City. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km NNE of Su’ao, Taiwan.
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