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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag was detected near Yujing in Taiwan



Earthquake location 22.9S, 120.5WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Yujing in Taiwan on Saturday. Unique identifier: at00o23bfs. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16036050, at00o23bfs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:57:30 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Yujing in Taiwan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 120.5° East, 22.9° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 19:57:30 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:57 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Zhongxing New Village, Ma-kung. Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Ma-kung (c. 56 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km S of Yujing, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.5° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.9° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km S of Yujing, 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 19:57:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 20:09:51 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 3.8 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 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 691 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 28 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.93604453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68.4 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00o23bfs Id of event.
Event Code 00o23bfs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16036050,at00o23bfs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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