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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Daxi in Taiwan



Earthquake location 24.78S, 121.26WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Daxi in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles). Event id: us10004ezd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ezd. Exact location, longitude 121.26° East, latitude 24.78° North, depth = 12.9 km. Global time and date of event 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 21:10:05 / December 25, 2015 @ 9:10 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:10:05 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Keelung, Yilan, Taipei (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km SSW of Daxi, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.26° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.78° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSW of Daxi, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-25 21:10:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 23:08:49 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 246 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004ezd Id of event.
Event Code 10004ezd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ezd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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