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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 31 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan



Earthquake location 24.2001S, 121.7933WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 05:15:06 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005cmp. Event ids that are associated: us10005cmp. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7933° East, 24.2001° North, depth 14.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 21:15:06 / April 27, 2016 @ 9:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.26 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7933° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km NE 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 2016-04-27 21:15:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 05:16:48 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 271 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 0.183 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us10005cmp Id of event.
Event Code 10005cmp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005cmp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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