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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.3724S, 122.1001WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan on Monday. The temblor was detected at 06:31:29 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 122.1001° East, 24.3724° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 22:31:29 / May 24, 2020 @ 10:31 pm. Unique identifier: us70009ppi. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009ppi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Banqiao, Taipei (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 35 km SE of Su’ao, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.1001° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3724° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2020-05-24 22:31:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-24 22:54:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 340 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 0.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us70009ppi Id of event.
Event Code 70009ppi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009ppi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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