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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 16 km S of Hualian, Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.8297S, 121.6061WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:05:00 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 2.53 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, depth 2.53 km, 121.6061° East, 23.8297° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 11:05:00 / February 15, 2020 @ 11:05 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70007qu3. Event ids that are associated: us70007qu3.

Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Taichung, Nantou.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 16 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6061° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.8297° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 11:05:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-15 11:23:13 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 416 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 0.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 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 us70007qu3 Id of event.
Event Code 70007qu3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007qu3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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