A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Friday. 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: us70007pk5. Id of event: us70007pk5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.12 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 122.1366 East, latitude 24.2241 North, depth = 28.12 km. Global time and date of event 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 17:49:18 / February 13, 2020 @ 5:49 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 01:49:18 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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