A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 121.9389° East, latitude 24.8089° North, depth = 96.45 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 15:48:10 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:48 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:48:10 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70007n4p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007n4p. The epicenter was at a depth of 96.45 km (60 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao. Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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