A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 122.4615° East, latitude 24.9473° North, depth = 113.98 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.98 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/08/19 / 2019-08-24 12:10:17 / August 24, 2019 @ 12:10 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 20:10:17 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057uh. Id of event: us700057uh.
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Keelung, Yilan (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 72 km ENE of Su’ao, Taiwan.
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