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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 15 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.054S, 121.7366WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7366° East, 24.054° North, depth 9.91 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.91 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 20:56:22 / February 6, 2018 @ 8:56 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000chq1. Id of event: us1000chq1. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:56:22 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daxi, Puli, Yilan. Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7366° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.054° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ENE 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 2018-02-06 20:56:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-06 22:54:26 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 369 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 0.176 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us1000chq1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000chq1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000chq1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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