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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Lugu in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.6656S, 120.7461WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Lugu in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.06 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 19:34:23 / May 28, 2020 @ 7:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:34:23 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.7461 East, latitude 23.6656 North, depth = 15.06 km. Id of earthquake: us6000a60d. Event ids that are associated: us6000a60d.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yujing, Taichung, Puli. Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). 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 earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km S of Lugu, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.7461° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.6656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km S of Lugu, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-28 19:34:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-05 18:27:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.226 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us6000a60d Id of event.
Event Code 6000a60d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a60d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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