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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 24 km NNE of Taitung, Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.963S, 121.2472WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan. Exact location of earthquake, 121.2472° East, 22.963° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000g5rl. Unique identifier: us2000g5rl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:42:35 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/07/18 / 2018-07-13 20:42:35 / July 13, 2018 @ 8:42 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yujing, Taitung City. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 24 km NNE of Taitung, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.2472° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.963° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km 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 2018-07-13 20:42:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-15 21:42:28 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 3.8 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 178 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 0.211 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212 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 us2000g5rl Id of event.
Event Code 2000g5rl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g5rl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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