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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 38 km ESE of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan



Earthquake location 23.3387S, 120.7932WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jiayi Shi in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 120.7932 East, latitude 23.3387 North, depth = 12.31 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:38:57 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:38:57 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:38 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006q3n. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006q3n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.31 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taichung, Taitung City, Puli. The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km ESE of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.7932° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.3387° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km ESE of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-19 07:38:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 13:03:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 0.155 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10006q3n Id of event.
Event Code 10006q3n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006q3n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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