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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 15 km SE of Keelung, Taiwan

Earthquake location 25.0296S, 121.8571WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 121.8571° East, latitude 25.0296° North, depth = 135.65 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 20:19:15 / March 12, 2019 @ 8:19 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.65 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000jeay. Event ids that are associated: us1000jeay. The temblor was detected at 04:19:15 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Daxi, Taoyuan City (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 15 km SE of Keelung, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.8571° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.0296° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SE of Keelung, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-12 20:19:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-12 20:49:23 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 326 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 0.331 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us1000jeay Id of event.
Event Code 1000jeay An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jeay, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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