A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Su’ao 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 65.85 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:02:22 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.8786° East, latitude 24.5616° North, depth = 65.85 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600055gp. Unique identifier: us600055gp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/08/19 / 2019-08-07 23:02:22 / August 7, 2019 @ 11:02 pm.
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Hualian, Daxi. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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