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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.1665S, 121.841WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 04/02/18 / 2018-02-04 16:54:22 / February 4, 2018 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:54:22 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cfss. Id of event: us1000cfss. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.05 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 121.841° East, latitude 24.1665° North, depth = 7.05 km.

Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 31 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.841° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.1665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 16:54:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-05 18:06:20 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 312 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 0.225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us1000cfss Id of event.
Event Code 1000cfss An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000cfss, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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