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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Hengchun in Taiwan



Earthquake location 21.3214S, 121.0555WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Id of earthquake: us10005bg6. Event ids that are associated: us10005bg6. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 18:13:15 / April 25, 2016 @ 6:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.0555 East, latitude 21.3214 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 02:13:15 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles).

The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km SSE of Hengchun, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0555° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.3214° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km SSE of Hengchun, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-25 18:13:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-25 18:36:52 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 432 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 1.489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us10005bg6 Id of event.
Event Code 10005bg6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005bg6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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