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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 52 km S of Hualian, Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.5082S, 121.5276WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.25 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us60007njx. Event ids that are associated: us60007njx. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:02:57 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). 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: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 17:02:57 / February 3, 2020 @ 5:02 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5276 East, latitude 23.5082 North, depth = 31.25 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Zhongxing New Village, Nantou. Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km S of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5276° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.5082° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2020-02-03 17:02:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-03 20:59:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 371 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 0.241 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us60007njx Id of event.
Event Code 60007njx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007njx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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