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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.2422S, 121.8246WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.1 km (14 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:37:36 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.8246° East, 24.2422° North, depth 22.1 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003jrf. Unique identifier: us20003jrf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/15 / 2015-09-15 19:37:36 / September 15, 2015 @ 7:37 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hsinchu, Taoyuan City, Keelung. Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.8246° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2422° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 19:37:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-15 19:57:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 436 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 0.22 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 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 us20003jrf Id of event.
Event Code 20003jrf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003jrf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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