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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 33 km N of Hualian, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.276S, 121.6589WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (mg/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was reported at 12:48:32 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 31.36 km (19 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-07 04:48:32 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6589 East, latitude 24.276 North, depth 31.36 km.

Close countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Taichung, Keelung.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6589° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.276° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km N of Hualian, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-07 04:48:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-07 05:33:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 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 0.117 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 usc000tcb4 Id of event.
Event Code c000tcb4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000tcb4 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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