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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Hualian in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.3895S, 121.4006WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 11:14:04 / February 25, 2020 @ 11:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.4006 East, latitude 24.3895 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70007we1. Event ids that are associated: us70007we1. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:14:04 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Nantou, Keelung.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km NNW of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.4006° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3895° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NNW 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 2020-02-25 11:14:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-25 11:34:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 401 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 0.278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us70007we1 Id of event.
Event Code 70007we1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007we1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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