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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.0151S, 121.5603WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/19 / 2019-05-23 06:12:49 / May 23, 2019 @ 6:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.5603° East, latitude 24.0151° North, depth = 16.23 km. The temblor was detected at 14:12:49 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.23 km (10 miles). Unique identifier: us60003r0x. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003r0x.

Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Taichung, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NW of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5603° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0151° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NW 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 2019-05-23 06:12:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-23 06:42:27 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 0.161 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us60003r0x Id of event.
Event Code 60003r0x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003r0x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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