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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Hualien City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.119S, 121.6839WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 121.6839° East, latitude 24.119° North, depth = 28.31 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.31 km (18 miles). Event id: us7000akjq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000akjq. The temblor was detected at 04:12:03 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 04:12:03 / July 9, 2020 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Yilan, Hualian. Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km NNE of Hualien City, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6839° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.119° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km NNE of Hualien City, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-09 04:12:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-09 04:35:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 259 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 0.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000akjq Id of event.
Event Code 7000akjq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000akjq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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