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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Hengchun in Taiwan



Earthquake location 21.2298S, 120.1043WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 108 km SW of Hengchun, Taiwan (67 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us1000797z. Event ids that are associated: us1000797z. Exact location, longitude 120.1043° East, latitude 21.2298° North, depth = 24.69 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.69 km (15 miles). Global time and date of event 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 03:53:51 / November 17, 2016 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:53:51 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 108 km SW of Hengchun, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.1043° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.2298° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108km SW of Hengchun, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-17 03:53:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-17 04:11:41 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 326 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 1.821 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us1000797z Id of event.
Event Code 1000797z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000797z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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