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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 72 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.3268S, 121.5759WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.31 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 04:00:00 / September 23, 2020 @ 4:00 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:00:00 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5759 East, latitude 23.3268 North, depth = 25.31 km. Event id: us6000bzy6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzy6.

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 Taitung City, Hualian. Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 72 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5759° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.3268° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72 km S 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 2020-09-23 04:00:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-23 22:35:11 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 284 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 0.264 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 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 us6000bzy6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000bzy6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bzy6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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