A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.8 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 121.995 East, latitude 24.6026 North, depth = 65.8 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:17:00 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000ah7p. Event ids that are associated: us6000ah7p. Global time and date of event 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 23:17:00 / June 16, 2020 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Hualian, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 29 km SE of Yilan, Taiwan.
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