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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Hengchun in Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.5346S, 121.4031WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.23 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 23:10:58 / January 16, 2021 @ 11:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:10:58 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.4031° East, latitude 22.5346° North, depth = 17.23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0q4. Unique identifier: us7000d0q4.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun, Taitung City. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km NE of Hengchun, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.4031° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.5346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89 km NE of Hengchun, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-16 23:10:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-16 23:25:32 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 400 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 0.41 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us7000d0q4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0q4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0q4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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