A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Tuesday. Event id: us1000htya. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000htya. Exact location of earthquake, 121.9757° East, 24.3791° North, depth 36.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 36.7 km (23 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/18 / 2018-11-19 16:31:34 / November 19, 2018 @ 4:31 pm. The temblor was picked up at 00:31:34 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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