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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.4596S, 121.6821WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003naa. Event ids that are associated: us10003naa. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 11:49:04 / October 13, 2015 @ 11:49 am. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6821 East, latitude 23.4596 North, depth = 44.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.73 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:49:04 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Taitung City, Puli (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 57 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6821° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.4596° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km S 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 2015-10-13 11:49:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-13 12:18:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 370 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 0.359 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us10003naa Id of event.
Event Code 10003naa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003naa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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