A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Monday. The temblor was detected at 06:31:29 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 122.1001° East, 24.3724° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 22:31:29 / May 24, 2020 @ 10:31 pm. Unique identifier: us70009ppi. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009ppi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Banqiao, Taipei (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 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 sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 35 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan.
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