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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 27 km SSE of Su’ao, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.3791S, 121.9757WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Tuesday. Event id: us1000htya. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000htya. Exact location of earthquake, 121.9757° East, 24.3791° North, depth 36.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 36.7 km (23 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/18 / 2018-11-19 16:31:34 / November 19, 2018 @ 4:31 pm. The temblor was picked up at 00:31:34 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop).

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

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.9757° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3791° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSE 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 2018-11-19 16:31:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-19 17:03:07 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 2.7 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 355 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 0.403 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us1000htya Id of event.
Event Code 1000htya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000htya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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