A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 121.9822° East, latitude 24.4715° North, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us70003fmk. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003fmk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/19 / 2019-05-02 10:44:42 / May 2, 2019 @ 10:44 am. The temblor was detected at 18:44:42 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao. Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 84 km (52 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 six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan.
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