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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.0659S, 121.6885WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/19 / 2019-04-18 05:01:05 / April 18, 2019 @ 5:01 am. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6885 East, latitude 24.0659 North, depth = 10 km. The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:01:05 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us700038c1. Unique identifier: us700038c1.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Keelung, Taoyuan City, Taipei (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 110 km (69 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6885° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0659° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE 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 2019-04-18 05:01:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-18 05:24:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.776 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 567 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 0.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us700038c1 Id of event.
Event Code 700038c1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700038c1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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