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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.626S, 121.5849WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004zya. Id of event: us60004zya. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/19 / 2019-08-02 22:24:44 / August 2, 2019 @ 10:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5849 East, latitude 23.626 North, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:24:44 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 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: 38 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5849° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.626° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2019-08-02 22:24:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-02 22:45:34 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 400 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 0.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us60004zya Id of event.
Event Code 60004zya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60004zya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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