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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.1464S, 121.934WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 13:21:57 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.35 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: us100042m5. Ids that are associated to the event: us100042m5. Global time and date of event 02/12/15 / 2015-12-02 05:21:57 / December 2, 2015 @ 5:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 121.934 East, latitude 24.1464 North, depth = 18.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 38 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.934° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.1464° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km ENE 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 2015-12-02 05:21:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-02 06:33:03 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 340 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 0.311 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us100042m5 Id of event.
Event Code 100042m5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100042m5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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