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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Taitung City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.9874S, 120.9151WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The temblor was picked up at 09:52:56 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/19 / 2019-04-03 01:52:56 / April 3, 2019 @ 1:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000k9g3. Event ids that are associated: us2000k9g3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 120.9151° East, latitude 22.9874° North, depth = 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun, Zhongxing New Village, Puli (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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: 34 km NW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9151° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.9874° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NW 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 2019-04-03 01:52:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-03 02:21:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.012 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 451 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 0.227 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000k9g3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000k9g3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k9g3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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