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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Lugu in Taiwan



Earthquake location 23.8052S, 120.8919WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Lugu in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 120.8919 East, latitude 23.8052 North, depth = 30.03 km. Global time and date of event 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 16:02:04 / April 1, 2018 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000dc9z. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dc9z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.03 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:02:04 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yujing, Hualian, Taichung (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km ENE of Lugu, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.8919° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.8052° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ENE of Lugu, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-01 16:02:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-02 01:23:24 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 298 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 0.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us1000dc9z Id of event.
Event Code 1000dc9z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dc9z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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