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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.1858S, 121.7485WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 121.7485° East, latitude 24.1858° North, depth = 11.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:36 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/16 / 2016-05-02 20:53:36 / May 2, 2016 @ 8:53 pm. Id of earthquake: us10005f63. Event ids that are associated: us10005f63. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.38 km (7 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 27 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7485° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.1858° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NNE 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 2016-05-02 20:53:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-31 15:40:20 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 259 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 0.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 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 us10005f63 Id of event.
Event Code 10005f63 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005f63, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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