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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Taitung City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.0838S, 121.3997WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 05:07:22 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/19 / 2019-03-13 21:07:22 / March 13, 2019 @ 9:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 14.28 km, 121.3997° East, 23.0838° North. Id of earthquake: us1000jf3s. Event ids that are associated: us1000jf3s. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.28 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yujing, Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km NE of Taitung City, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.3997° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.0838° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km NE of Taitung City, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-13 21:07:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-13 21:38:22 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 312 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 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us1000jf3s Id of event.
Event Code 1000jf3s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jf3s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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