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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near Fengshan in Taiwan



Earthquake location 22.6369S, 120.3474WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Fengshan in Taiwan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009nv8. Id of event: us20009nv8. The temblor was reported at 05:29:18 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.12 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/06/17 / 2017-06-15 21:29:18 / June 15, 2017 @ 9:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 120.3474° East, 22.6369° North, depth 23.12 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Hengchun, Yujing (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 4 km (3 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 56 km (34 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 1 km NW of Fengshan, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.3474° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.6369° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NW of Fengshan, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-15 21:29:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-21 15:48:15 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 234 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 0.699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009nv8 Id of event.
Event Code 20009nv8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nv8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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