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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Taitung in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.0544S, 120.9381WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 01:09:41 / February 18, 2016 @ 1:09 am. Unique identifier: us10004qp3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qp3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:09:41 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 120.9381° East, latitude 23.0544° North, depth = 10 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Nantou, Douliu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 38 km NNW of Taitung, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9381° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.0544° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NNW 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 2016-02-18 01:09:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 01:27:08 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 2 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 370 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 0.269 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10004qp3 Id of event.
Event Code 10004qp3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qp3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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