A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Sunday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:46:04 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8.58 km, 122.2445° East, 24.8473° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.58 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/19 / 2019-08-31 23:46:04 / August 31, 2019 @ 11:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005aqn. Id of event: us70005aqn.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daxi, Banqiao, Taipei (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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