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

Earthquake location 24.2739S, 121.7148WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgnp. Unique identifier: us2000hgnp. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.54 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:50:39 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 06:50:39 / September 8, 2018 @ 6:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 121.7148 East, latitude 24.2739 North, depth = 22.54 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Keelung, Taoyuan City. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 34 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7148° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2739° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNE 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 2018-09-08 06:50:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-03 07:56:49 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 0.148 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us2000hgnp Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgnp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgnp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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