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Moderate earthquake 5.9 mag, 16 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.475S, 121.9473WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 05:28:02 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/08/19 / 2019-08-07 21:28:02 / August 7, 2019 @ 9:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000522g. Event ids that are associated: us6000522g. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 121.9473° East, 24.475° North, depth 10 km.

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Hsinchu, Taoyuan City. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.9473° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.475° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SE of Su'ao, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-07 21:28:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-07 21:43:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 26 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.925 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 549 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 0.439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us6000522g Id of event.
Event Code 6000522g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000522g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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