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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.2091S, 121.8147WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was detected at 01:56:22 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/15 / 2015-09-15 17:56:22 / September 15, 2015 @ 5:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.8 km (13 miles). Id of earthquake: us20003jqk. Event ids that are associated: us20003jqk. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8147 East, latitude 24.2091 North, depth = 20.8 km.

Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 33 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.8147° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2091° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NE 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 2015-09-15 17:56:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-15 18:49:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 0.203 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us20003jqk Id of event.
Event Code 20003jqk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003jqk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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