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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Hualien City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.1417S, 122.0552WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 103 km SSE of Hualien City, Taiwan (64 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 122.0552° East, 23.1417° North, depth 19.97 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.97 km (12 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:40:17 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/11/20 / 2020-11-06 01:40:17 / November 6, 2020 @ 1:40 am. Unique identifier: us7000cb52. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cb52.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-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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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: 103 km SSE of Hualien City, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.0552° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.1417° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 103 km SSE 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 2020-11-06 01:40:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-06 01:57:05 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 354 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 0.74 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cb52 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cb52 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cb52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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