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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.8539S, 121.6227WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6227 East, latitude 23.8539 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/18 / 2018-02-11 07:39:07 / February 11, 2018 @ 7:39 am. The temblor was detected at 15:39:07 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d5xe. Id of event: us2000d5xe.

Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Lugu, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 13 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6227° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.8539° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S 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 2018-02-11 07:39:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-11 10:13:47 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 312 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 0.319 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us2000d5xe Id of event.
Event Code 2000d5xe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d5xe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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