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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Pingtung in Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.7749S, 120.663WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan. Unique identifier: us10005j5r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005j5r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 20:51:39 / May 21, 2016 @ 8:51 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:51:39 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 120.663° East, 22.7749° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Tainan, Taitung City. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan. This data 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 120.663° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.7749° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-21 20:51:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-21 21:12:29 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 3.4 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 0.387 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us10005j5r Id of event.
Event Code 10005j5r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j5r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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