A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 122.0153° East, 24.7369° North. Id of earthquake: us60007l3i. Event ids that are associated: us60007l3i. The temblor was detected at 14:09:40 / 2:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 06:09:40 / January 31, 2020 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi. Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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