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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Taitung City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.7726S, 121.4381WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 15:35:44 / January 20, 2016 @ 3:35 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:35:44 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004w8d. Unique identifier: us20004w8d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 16.58 km, 121.4381° East, 22.7726° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.58 km (10 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 30 km E of Taitung City, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.4381° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.7726° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km E of Taitung City, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-20 15:35:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-01 03:23:19 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 259 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 0.333 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us20004w8d Id of event.
Event Code 20004w8d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w8d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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