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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan



Earthquake location 23.7522S, 122.4548WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us200082n6. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082n6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 23:14:15 / December 19, 2016 @ 11:14 pm. Exact location, longitude 122.4548° East, latitude 23.7522° North, depth = 9 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:14:15 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 90 km ESE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4548° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.7522° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km ESE 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 2016-12-19 23:14:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-19 23:45:53 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 298 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 0.874 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us200082n6 Id of event.
Event Code 200082n6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082n6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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