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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.9342S, 121.654WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.654° East, 23.9342° North. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:17:57 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 16:17:57 / February 6, 2018 @ 4:17 pm. Unique identifier: us1000chhq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000chhq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taichung, Nantou, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 6 km SE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.654° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9342° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SE 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 16:17:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-06 17:05:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 401 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 0.244 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us1000chhq Id of event.
Event Code 1000chhq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000chhq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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