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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.9493S, 121.5903WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/19 / 2019-04-09 20:24:13 / April 9, 2019 @ 8:24 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 121.5903 East, latitude 23.9493 North, depth = 10.76 km. The temblor was detected at 04:24:13 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us600032iz. Unique identifier: us600032iz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.76 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taichung, Nantou, Zhongxing New Village. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 3 km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5903° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9493° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SSW 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 20:24:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-09 20:51:24 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 385 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 0.223 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us600032iz Id of event.
Event Code 600032iz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600032iz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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