A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 71.52 km, 122.0477° East, 24.7133° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.52 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:45:33 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 18:45:33 / December 14, 2020 @ 6:45 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000cs41. Event ids that are associated: us7000cs41.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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