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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Jiufen in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.8758S, 122.0883WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jiufen in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.96 km (63 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:37:20 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 04:37:20 / September 30, 2020 @ 4:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.0883 East, latitude 24.8758 North, depth = 101.96 km. Id of earthquake: us6000c30f. Event ids that are associated: us6000c30f.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Did you feel the quake?

Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 35 km SE of Jiufen, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.0883° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.8758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35 km SE of Jiufen, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-30 04:37:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-30 04:53:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 400 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 0.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us6000c30f Id of event.
Event Code 6000c30f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c30f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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