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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Buli in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.0159S, 121.0766WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Buli in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004b94. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b94. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/15 / 2015-12-24 21:20:22 / December 24, 2015 @ 9:20 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0766 East, latitude 24.0159 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:20:22 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hsinchu, Douliu, Hualian (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 12 km ENE of Buli, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0766° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0159° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Buli, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-24 21:20:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 06:43:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 0.253 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10004b94 Id of event.
Event Code 10004b94 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b94, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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