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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.8199S, 121.6149WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 05:27:44 / February 19, 2020 @ 5:27 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007swc. Id of event: us70007swc. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6149 East, latitude 23.8199 North, depth = 2.36 km. The temblor was reported at 13:27:44 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.36 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6149° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.8199° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.36 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 2020-02-19 05:27:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-19 05:47:01 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 340 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 0.352 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us70007swc Id of event.
Event Code 70007swc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007swc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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