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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 69 km NNE of Taitung City, Taiwan



Earthquake location 23.3686S, 121.3147WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 18:19:05 / April 27, 2016 @ 6:19 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10005bzz. Event ids that are associated: us10005bzz. The temblor was detected at 02:19:05 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 121.3147° East, 23.3686° North, depth 10 km.

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Yujing, Nantou (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 69 km NNE of Taitung City, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.3147° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.3686° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km NNE 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 2016-04-27 18:19:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 18:35:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 385 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 0.028 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us10005bzz Id of event.
Event Code 10005bzz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005bzz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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