A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 66.42 km (41 miles). 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: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 18:15:08 / December 10, 2020 @ 6:15 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:15:08 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 122.0137° East, latitude 24.5244° North, depth = 66.42 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cpua. Unique identifier: us7000cpua.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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