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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.5759S, 122.3849WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 07/10/19 / 2019-10-07 17:17:06 / October 7, 2019 @ 5:17 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:06 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005unp. Id of event: us70005unp. Exact location, longitude 122.3849° East, latitude 24.5759° North, depth = 5.82 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.82 km (4 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Keelung, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).

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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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. 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: 54 km E of Su’ao, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.3849° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.5759° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km E 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 2019-10-07 17:17:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-16 19:44:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 298 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 0.58 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us70005unp Id of event.
Event Code 70005unp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005unp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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