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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.5717S, 121.5921WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jej3. Unique identifier: us1000jej3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5921 East, latitude 23.5717 North, depth = 30.76 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.76 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:32:35 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/19 / 2019-03-13 04:32:35 / March 13, 2019 @ 4:32 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Puli, Hualian (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5921° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.5717° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2019-03-13 04:32:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-13 04:45:13 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 0.324 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000jej3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jej3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jej3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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