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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Taitung in Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.8801S, 121.3149WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 02:13:28 / January 19, 2016 @ 2:13 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fhj. Id of event: us10004fhj. The temblor was detected at 10:13:28 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.3149° East, latitude 22.8801° North, depth = 25.55 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.55 km (16 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 107 km (66 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Kaohsiung, Yujing (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km NE of Taitung, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.3149° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.8801° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NE of Taitung, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-19 02:13:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-19 02:34:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.41 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 466 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 0.225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004fhj Id of event.
Event Code 10004fhj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fhj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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