Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Keelung in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.9809S, 122.1735WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 00:20:05 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 122.1735 East, latitude 24.9809 North, depth = 159.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us700047d9. Event ids that are associated: us700047d9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.3 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/06/19 / 2019-06-29 16:20:05 / June 29, 2019 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daxi, Taoyuan City, Banqiao.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Did you feel anything?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km ESE of Keelung, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.1735° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.9809° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km ESE 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 2019-06-29 16:20:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-29 16:34:56 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 0.613 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us700047d9 Id of event.
Event Code 700047d9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700047d9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply