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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Donggang in Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.1816S, 120.4437WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Donggang in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 120.4437 East, latitude 22.1816 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000dim3. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dim3. The temblor was detected at 11:54:59 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 11:54:59 / March 12, 2021 @ 11:54 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hengchun. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 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: 31 km S of Donggang, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.4437° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.1816° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km S of Donggang, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-12 11:54:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-12 12:18:51 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 0.864 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us7000dim3 Id of event.
Event Code 7000dim3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dim3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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