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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Hualien City in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.4561S, 121.5937WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Hualien City in Taiwan on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 38.281 km, 121.5937° East, 23.4561° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mtqu. Id of event: us7000mtqu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.281 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:25:56 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/06/24 / 2024-06-21 04:25:56 / June 21, 2024 @ 4:25 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Taitung City, Puli. Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 57 km S of Hualien City, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.5937° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.4561° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.281 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 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 2024-06-21 04:25:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-22 01:38:52 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 298 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 37 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.28 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 79 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 us7000mtqu Id of event.
Event Code 7000mtqu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mtqu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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