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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.9447S, 121.7152WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 121.7152 East, latitude 23.9447 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000ci6y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ci6y. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/18 / 2018-02-07 11:13:06 / February 7, 2018 @ 11:13 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:13:06 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Yilan, Puli.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 11 km ESE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7152° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9447° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km 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 2018-02-07 11:13:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-07 11:36:48 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 354 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 0.253 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us1000ci6y Id of event.
Event Code 1000ci6y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ci6y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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