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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Hengchun in Taiwan

Earthquake location 21.6588S, 121.3554WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 121.3554 East, latitude 21.6588 North, depth = 35.34 km. Id of earthquake: us6000bch6. Event ids that are associated: us6000bch6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.34 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:29:55 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/20 / 2020-08-11 05:29:55 / August 11, 2020 @ 5:29 am.

Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun. Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km ESE of Hengchun, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.3554° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.6588° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73 km ESE of Hengchun, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-11 05:29:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-11 06:57:33 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 284 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 1.181 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000bch6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000bch6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bch6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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