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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Hualian in Taiwan



Earthquake location 23.5058S, 121.5019WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:05:35 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 16:05:35 / August 9, 2017 @ 4:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.11 km (17 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6f1. Id of event: us2000a6f1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5019 East, latitude 23.5058 North, depth = 28.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taitung City, Lugu, Puli (min 5000 pop).

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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 53 km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5019° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.5058° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SSW 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 2017-08-09 16:05:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-09 21:45:54 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 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 0.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us2000a6f1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a6f1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a6f1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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