A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. 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 64.71 km (40 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/07/19 / 2019-07-26 06:39:56 / July 26, 2019 @ 6:39 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:39:56 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60004vrq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004vrq. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8576 East, latitude 24.7659 North, depth = 64.71 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Hsinchu, Taoyuan City.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 10 km E of Yilan, Taiwan.
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