A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 122.4313 East, latitude 23.9573 North, depth = 20.87 km. The temblor was reported at 12:30:47 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us7000aquq. Id of event: us7000aquq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 12:30:47 / July 18, 2020 @ 12:30 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.87 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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