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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Taitung City in Taiwan



Earthquake location 23.0244S, 121.0261WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Unique identifier: us20005083. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005083. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.72 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:22:38 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 05:22:38 / February 15, 2016 @ 5:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, 121.0261° East, 23.0244° North, depth 10.72 km. 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 Douliu, Kaohsiung, Lugu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0261° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.0244° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km NNW 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 2016-02-15 05:22:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 05:57:39 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 271 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 0.211 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us20005083 Id of event.
Event Code 20005083 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005083, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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