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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 27 km ESE of Su’ao, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.4708S, 122.0822WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 122.0822° East, latitude 24.4708° North, depth = 61.61 km. The temblor was detected at 00:47:29 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.61 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/18 / 2018-05-01 16:47:29 / May 1, 2018 @ 4:47 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: us1000dzxw. Unique identifier: us1000dzxw.

Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Banqiao, Taipei.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km ESE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.0822° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.4708° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km ESE 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 2018-05-01 16:47:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-08 15:25:23 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 271 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 0.534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us1000dzxw Id of event.
Event Code 1000dzxw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dzxw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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