A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported Taiwan kilometers (0 miles) from Taiwan on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 11:25:58 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 11:25:58 / December 16, 2019 @ 11:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.53 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 51.53 km, 121.7971° East, 24.509° North. Unique identifier: us60006s4x. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006s4x.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Taoyuan City, Keelung (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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