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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag has occurred near Pingtung in Taiwan



Earthquake location 22.8304S, 120.6249WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan on Saturday. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:26 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us20004y6h. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16036050, at00o23bfs, us20004y6h. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 19:57:26 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:57 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pingtung in Taiwan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 120.6249° East, 22.8304° North.

Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zhongxing New Village, Nantou, Lugu (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km NE of Pingtung, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6249° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.8304° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NE of Pingtung, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-05 19:57:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 20:22:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 31 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.56 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 1 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 648 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 ,pt,at,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 0.42 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004y6h Id of event.
Event Code 20004y6h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16036050,at00o23bfs,us20004y6h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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