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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.8948S, 122.3362WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.42 km (6 miles). Event id: us10004g6h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g6h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.3362 East, latitude 24.8948 North, depth = 10.42 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 20:37:28 / January 21, 2016 @ 8:37 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:37:28 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banqiao, Taipei, Keelung (min 5000 pop).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.3362° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.8948° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km NE of Su'ao, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-21 20:37:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 20:27:10 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 298 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 0.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us10004g6h Id of event.
Event Code 10004g6h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g6h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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