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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.9481S, 122.4159WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 08:26:27 / February 23, 2016 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004ry6. Event ids that are associated: us10004ry6. The temblor was detected at 16:26:27 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.2 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 122.4159 East, latitude 23.9481 North, depth = 24.2 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 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 two and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 82 km E of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4159° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9481° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km E 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 2016-02-23 08:26:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 08:41:56 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 354 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 0.75 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 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 us10004ry6 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ry6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ry6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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