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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Su’ao in Taiwan



Earthquake location 24.3131S, 121.7544WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 23:52:46 / October 15, 2015 @ 11:52 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003p1a. Id of event: us10003p1a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.38 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:46 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 121.7544° East, 24.3131° North, depth 16.38 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Keelung, Taoyuan City.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SSW of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7544° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3131° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SSW of Su'ao, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-15 23:52:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-16 00:26:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.201 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003p1a Id of event.
Event Code 10003p1a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003p1a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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