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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 27 km NNE of Taitung, Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.9972S, 121.2347WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/06/18 / 2018-06-27 15:26:40 / June 27, 2018 @ 3:26 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.88 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:26:40 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000fw18. Unique identifier: us2000fw18. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.2347 East, latitude 22.9972 North, depth = 8.88 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yujing, Taitung City (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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. 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: 27 km NNE of Taitung, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.2347° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.9972° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NNE of Taitung, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-27 15:26:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-11 03:13:01 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 284 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 0.228 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us2000fw18 Id of event.
Event Code 2000fw18 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000fw18, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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