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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.8936S, 121.6365WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Friday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:14:02 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/02/18 / 2018-02-09 02:14:02 / February 9, 2018 @ 2:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 121.6365° East, 23.8936° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cz9q. Id of event: us2000cz9q.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SSE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6365° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.8936° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE 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 2018-02-09 02:14:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-09 02:45:43 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 340 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 0.281 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us2000cz9q Id of event.
Event Code 2000cz9q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cz9q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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