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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Tainan in Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.8138S, 120.2331WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Tainan in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 9.96 km, 120.2331° East, 22.8138° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008izc. Id of event: us20008izc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 17:12:52 / February 10, 2017 @ 5:12 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.96 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:12:52 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Ma-kung (c. 56 400 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ma-kung, Douliu, Hengchun (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 19 km S of Tainan, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.2331° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.8138° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km S of Tainan, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-10 17:12:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 17:34:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 493 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 0.606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us20008izc Id of event.
Event Code 20008izc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008izc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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