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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 16 km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.718S, 120.6436WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 120.6436° East, 22.718° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70005sle. Event ids that are associated: us70005sle. The temblor was picked up at 01:12:56 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/19 / 2019-09-30 17:12:56 / September 30, 2019 @ 5:12 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun, Tainan, Taitung City. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 16 km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6436° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.718° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-30 17:12:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-10 17:59:47 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 271 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 0.414 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us70005sle Id of event.
Event Code 70005sle An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005sle, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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