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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Jiayi Shi in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.4489S, 120.4092WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Jiayi Shi in Taiwan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/18 / 2018-07-02 07:26:09 / July 2, 2018 @ 7:26 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.4092 East, latitude 23.4489 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:26:09 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000fv27. Unique identifier: us2000fv27. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaohsiung, Ma-kung, Taichung (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 5 km SW of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.4092° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.4489° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SW of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-02 07:26:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-02 21:10:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 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 0.25 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000fv27 Id of event.
Event Code 2000fv27 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000fv27, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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