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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Hengchun in Taiwan

Earthquake location 22.1371S, 121.5668WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 01:07:11 / March 9, 2021 @ 1:07 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000dh9v. Event ids that are associated: us7000dh9v. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:07:11 / 1:07 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 121.5668 East, latitude 22.1371 North, depth = 10 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Taitung City (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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-nine 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km E of Hengchun, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5668° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.1371° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86 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 2021-03-09 01:07:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-09 01:32:19 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 326 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 0.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000dh9v Id of event.
Event Code 7000dh9v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dh9v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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