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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Taitung City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.0131S, 120.95WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Event id: us2000ka0n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ka0n. The temblor was picked up at 09:56:56 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 6.34 km, 120.95° East, 23.0131° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/19 / 2019-04-04 01:56:56 / April 4, 2019 @ 1:56 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.34 km (4 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Nantou, Douliu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 34 km NW of Taitung City, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.95° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.0131° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.34 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 2019-04-04 01:56:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-04 02:26:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 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 402 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 0.228 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us2000ka0n Id of event.
Event Code 2000ka0n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ka0n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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