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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 25 km E of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan



Earthquake location 23.5111S, 120.6971WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Jiayi Shi in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 14:20:09 / November 22, 2017 @ 2:20 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bsu1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsu1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.58 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:20:09 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.6971 East, latitude 23.5111 North, depth = 14.58 km.

Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian, Taitung City, Tainan.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 25 km E of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6971° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.5111° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km E of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-22 14:20:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-22 14:50:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 45 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 418 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 0.218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us2000bsu1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bsu1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bsu1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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