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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.6751S, 121.9619WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 07:25:39 / June 21, 2017 @ 7:25 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:25:39 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.9 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20009nxl. Event ids that are associated: us20009nxl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.9619 East, latitude 24.6751 North, depth = 60.9 km.

Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.9619° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.6751° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2017-06-21 07:25:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-21 21:07:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 272 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 0.516 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 75 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 us20009nxl Id of event.
Event Code 20009nxl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nxl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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