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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 17 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.0521S, 121.756WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. Event id: us1000chj0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000chj0. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.78 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:00:13 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.756° East, latitude 24.0521° North, depth = 6.78 km. Global time and date of event 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 18:00:13 / February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Daxi, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

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

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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: 17 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.756° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0521° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km 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 18:00:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-06 18:18:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 417 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 0.19 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us1000chj0 Id of event.
Event Code 1000chj0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000chj0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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