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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Su’ao in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.7337S, 122.0092WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 122.0092° East, latitude 24.7337° North, depth = 93.46 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:55:21 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 08:55:21 / May 13, 2019 @ 8:55 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.46 km (58 miles). Event id: us70003kai. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003kai. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi. Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 21 km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.0092° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.7337° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NE of Su'ao, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-13 08:55:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-20 08:52:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 298 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 0.522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003kai Id of event.
Event Code 70003kai An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003kai, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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