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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake strikes near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.6974S, 121.6786WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (mg/mb) has occurred on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was reported at 18:13:50 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 31.04 km (19 miles). Global time of event 23/03/15 / 2015-03-23 10:13:50 / March 23, 2015 @ 10:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6786 East, latitude 23.6974 North, depth 31.04 km, unique identifier, us10001ps8.

Close countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 113 km (70 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Taitung City, Douliu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6786° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.6974° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SSE 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 2015-03-23 10:13:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-03-23 10:40:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.07 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 540 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 0.463 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.53 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10001ps8 Id of event.
Event Code 10001ps8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10001ps8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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