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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 7 km ESE of Douliu, Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.6921S, 120.6188WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Douliu in Taiwan on Thursday. Unique identifier: us1000g1v3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g1v3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/18 / 2018-08-02 13:38:18 / August 2, 2018 @ 1:38 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:38:18 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 120.6188 East, latitude 23.6921 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tainan, Yujing, Taichung. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 7 km ESE of Douliu, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6188° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.6921° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ESE of Douliu, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-02 13:38:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-20 15:08:36 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 0.321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us1000g1v3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g1v3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g1v3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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