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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 46 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan



Earthquake location 24.2928S, 122.1634WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 22:10:51 / March 7, 2017 @ 10:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100087k6. Unique identifier: us100087k6. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:10:51 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.1634 East, latitude 24.2928 North, depth = 54.59 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.59 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Keelung, Hualian, Yilan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 46 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.1634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km 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 2017-03-07 22:10:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-07 22:30:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 370 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 0.532 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us100087k6 Id of event.
Event Code 100087k6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087k6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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