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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Taitung City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.2482S, 121.2933WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.69 km (17 miles). Global time and date of event 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 16:54:32 / July 8, 2020 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 121.2933° East, 23.2482° North, depth 26.69 km. The temblor was reported at 16:54:32 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ap1a. Id of event: us7000ap1a.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Hualian, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 56 km NNE of Taitung City, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.2933° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.2482° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 km NNE of Taitung City, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-08 16:54:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-16 00:33:24 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 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 0.143 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us7000ap1a Id of event.
Event Code 7000ap1a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ap1a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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