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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 20 km N of Pingtung, Taiwan



Earthquake location 22.8578S, 120.5113WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 120.5113 East, latitude 22.8578 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 02:06:18 / May 22, 2016 @ 2:06 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005j6g. Unique identifier: us10005j6g. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:06:18 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Hengchun, Douliu. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 20 km N of Pingtung, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.5113° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.8578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km N 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 2016-05-22 02:06:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-22 02:26:12 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 369 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 0.453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us10005j6g Id of event.
Event Code 10005j6g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j6g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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