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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.7947S, 122.0615WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 00:30:51 / December 30, 2016 @ 12:30 am UTC/GMT. 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 75.26 km (47 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.0615 East, latitude 24.7947 North, depth = 75.26 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007nma. Unique identifier: us10007nma. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:30:51 / 8:30 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (38 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.0615° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.7947° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NE 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 2016-12-30 00:30:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-30 00:59:37 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 284 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 0.542 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us10007nma Id of event.
Event Code 10007nma An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007nma, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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