A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 121.8571° East, latitude 25.0296° North, depth = 135.65 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 20:19:15 / March 12, 2019 @ 8:19 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.65 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000jeay. Event ids that are associated: us1000jeay. The temblor was detected at 04:19:15 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Daxi, Taoyuan City (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km SE of Keelung, Taiwan.
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