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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Hualien City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.1085S, 121.6736WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan. Exact location of earthquake, 121.6736° East, 24.1085° North, depth 30.4 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:24:22 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000akja. Event ids that are associated: us7000akja. Global time and date of event 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 03:24:22 / July 9, 2020 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.4 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km NNE of Hualien City, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.6736° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.1085° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 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 03:24:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-09 03:56:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 285 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 0.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us7000akja Id of event.
Event Code 7000akja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000akja, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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