A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. Unique identifier: us6000c7s1. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c7s1. Exact location, longitude 121.9487° East, latitude 24.4863° North, depth = 14.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 15:39:43 / October 12, 2020 @ 3:39 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.26 km (9 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:39:43 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 SSE of Yilan, Taiwan.
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