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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.8176S, 121.6003WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Id of earthquake: us70007qzb. Event ids that are associated: us70007qzb. Exact location of event, depth 11.31 km, 121.6003° East, 23.8176° North. Global time and date of event 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 19:20:13 / February 15, 2020 @ 7:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.31 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:20:13 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yilan, Taichung, Nantou.

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km S of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6003° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.8176° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km 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 2020-02-15 19:20:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-15 19:47:57 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 0.354 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us70007qzb Id of event.
Event Code 70007qzb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007qzb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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