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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.9213S, 121.6001WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000kcxv. Id of event: us2000kcxv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/19 / 2019-04-09 15:13:21 / April 9, 2019 @ 3:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.28 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.6001° East, 23.9213° North, depth 6.28 km. The temblor was detected at 23:13:21 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taichung, Nantou, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. 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: 6 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6001° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9213° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km 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 2019-04-09 15:13:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-09 15:36:11 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 354 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 0.251 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000kcxv Id of event.
Event Code 2000kcxv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000kcxv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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