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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 14 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.0397S, 121.7239WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Event id: us1000ci03. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ci03. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude 121.7239° East, latitude 24.0397° North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/18 / 2018-02-07 02:18:02 / February 7, 2018 @ 2:18 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:18:02 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yilan, Puli, Hualian.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7239° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0397° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2018-02-07 02:18:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-07 02:36:21 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 2.2 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 355 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 0.178 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000ci03 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ci03 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ci03, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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