A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Taipei in Taiwan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jfxs. Id of event: us2000jfxs. The temblor was picked up at 04:12:58 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/19 / 2019-02-09 20:12:58 / February 9, 2019 @ 8:12 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.83 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.4601 East, latitude 25.1049 North, depth = 11.83 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Yilan, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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