A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jiufen in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.96 km (63 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:37:20 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 04:37:20 / September 30, 2020 @ 4:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.0883 East, latitude 24.8758 North, depth = 101.96 km. Id of earthquake: us6000c30f. Event ids that are associated: us6000c30f.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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