A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 71.07 km (44 miles). Event id: us6000d70x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d70x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 122.0312 East, latitude 24.7341 North, depth = 71.07 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 11:35:52 / January 9, 2021 @ 11:35 am. The temblor was picked up at 11:35:52 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 28 km E of Yilan, Taiwan.
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