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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.2933S, 121.8507WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8507 East, latitude 24.2933 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 16:33:14 / April 27, 2016 @ 4:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cws. Id of event: us10005cws. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:33:14 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Keelung, Taipei, Banqiao. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km S of Su’ao, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.8507° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2933° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km S 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 2016-04-27 16:33:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-02 00:57:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 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 299 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 0.749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us10005cws Id of event.
Event Code 10005cws An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005cws, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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