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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan



Earthquake location 23.2931S, 121.7572WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was detected at 22:29:56 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.03 km (14 miles). 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: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 14:29:56 / September 20, 2017 @ 2:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7572° East, 23.2931° North, depth 22.03 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arvi. Id of event: us2000arvi.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Hualian (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km SSE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7572° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.2931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km SSE 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 2017-09-20 14:29:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 14:47:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 434 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 0.434 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000arvi Id of event.
Event Code 2000arvi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arvi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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