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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.3094S, 122.224WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.88 km (29 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 08:16:27 / January 20, 2017 @ 8:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 122.224 East, latitude 24.3094 North, depth = 45.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hef. Id of event: us20008hef. The temblor was picked up at 16:16:27 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 49 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.224° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3094° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SE 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 2017-01-20 08:16:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-09 12:40:44 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 0.59 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us20008hef Id of event.
Event Code 20008hef An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hef, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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