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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.942S, 121.7566WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:15:28 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 19:15:28 / February 6, 2018 @ 7:15 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000chln. Event ids that are associated: us1000chln. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.7566 East, latitude 23.942 North, depth = 8.62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.62 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Lugu, Yilan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km ESE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7566° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.942° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ESE 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 19:15:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-06 19:36:33 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 5 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 449 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 0.274 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 31 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 us1000chln Id of event.
Event Code 1000chln An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000chln, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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