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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.5616S, 121.8786WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.85 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:02:22 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.8786° East, latitude 24.5616° North, depth = 65.85 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600055gp. Unique identifier: us600055gp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/08/19 / 2019-08-07 23:02:22 / August 7, 2019 @ 11:02 pm.

The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Hualian, Daxi. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.8786° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.5616° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 23:02:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-23 23:02:28 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 246 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 0.464 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us600055gp Id of event.
Event Code 600055gp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055gp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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