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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Keelung in Taiwan

Earthquake location 25.1679S, 122.4117WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan on Friday. Unique identifier: us10008hdc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008hdc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 180.56 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 122.4117 East, latitude 25.1679 North, depth = 180.56 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 19:41:12 / April 13, 2017 @ 7:41 pm. The temblor was detected at 03:41:12 / 3:41 am (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 Banqiao, Taipei, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).

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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. 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: 67 km E of Keelung, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4117° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.1679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 180.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km E of Keelung, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-13 19:41:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-13 22:24:03 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 340 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 0.851 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us10008hdc Id of event.
Event Code 10008hdc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hdc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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