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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.0722S, 121.7907WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ci8a. Id of event: us1000ci8a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.7907 East, latitude 24.0722 North, depth = 8.59 km. Global time and date of event 07/02/18 / 2018-02-07 13:06:41 / February 7, 2018 @ 1:06 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:06:41 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.59 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 21 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7907° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0722° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km 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 13:06:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-07 13:24:54 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 385 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 0.205 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000ci8a Id of event.
Event Code 1000ci8a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ci8a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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