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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.0972S, 121.7267WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:16:55 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000cfnw. Event ids that are associated: us1000cfnw. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/18 / 2018-02-04 14:16:55 / February 4, 2018 @ 2:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7267° East, 24.0972° North, depth 9.42 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.42 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 108 km (67 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taipei, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7267° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0972° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NE 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 2018-02-04 14:16:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-04 15:05:34 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 416 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 0.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us1000cfnw Id of event.
Event Code 1000cfnw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000cfnw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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