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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag has occurred near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.7294S, 121.5802WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 10/08/19 / 2019-08-10 22:12:39 / August 10, 2019 @ 10:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 121.5802° East, 23.7294° North, depth 13.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.09 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005615. Id of event: us60005615. The temblor was reported at 06:12:39 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Puli, Hualian (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 27 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5802° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.7294° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 2019-08-10 22:12:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-16 22:38:55 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 234 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 0.424 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60005615 Id of event.
Event Code 60005615 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60005615, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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