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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 29 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.2054S, 121.7615WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.77 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073s6. Id of event: us100073s6. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:49:19 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/16 / 2016-10-29 11:49:19 / October 29, 2016 @ 11:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 121.7615° East, latitude 24.2054° North, depth = 35.77 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taipei, Banqiao, Daxi (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7615° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2054° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2016-10-29 11:49:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 08:41:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 0.801 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us100073s6 Id of event.
Event Code 100073s6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073s6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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