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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Hengchun in Taiwan

Earthquake location 21.934S, 121.1914WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 121.1914° East, 21.934° North, depth 30.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 30.09 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/21 / 2021-03-02 09:23:02 / March 2, 2021 @ 9:23 am. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:23:02 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000detx. Id of event: us7000detx.

Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Hengchun (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 46 km E of Hengchun, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.1914° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.934° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46 km E 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 2021-03-02 09:23:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-02 09:37:42 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 465 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 0.885 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000detx Id of event.
Event Code 7000detx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000detx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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