A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 122.0513 East, latitude 24.8057 North, depth = 5.46 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:24:41 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.46 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 08:24:41 / January 31, 2020 @ 8:24 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007l0y. Unique identifier: us70007l0y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km E of Yilan, Taiwan.
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