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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Buli in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.9994S, 120.9847WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Buli in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 11:55:07 / February 19, 2020 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:55:07 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.9847 East, latitude 23.9994 North, depth = 16.46 km. Unique identifier: us70007szm. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007szm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.46 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Hualian, Douliu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NNE of Buli, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9847° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9994° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNE of Buli, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-19 11:55:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-19 12:10:01 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 259 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 0.212 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us70007szm Id of event.
Event Code 70007szm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007szm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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