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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.3956S, 121.469WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.71 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:52:58 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 04:52:58 / January 11, 2016 @ 4:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 34.71 km, 121.469° East, 23.3956° North. Unique identifier: us10004dff. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dff.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Puli, Taitung City (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.469° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.3956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km SSW 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 2016-01-11 04:52:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-11 05:17:59 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 0.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10004dff Id of event.
Event Code 10004dff An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dff, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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