A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.63 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 122.3187° East, latitude 24.4776° North, depth = 63.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 14:03:58 / October 19, 2020 @ 2:03 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cc22. Id of event: us6000cc22. The temblor was picked up at 14:03:58 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Keelung, Hualian, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km ESE of Yilan, Taiwan.
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