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Earthquake: M 6.5 quake strikes near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 24.0521S, 122.5141WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (mg/mb) was reported Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. The temblor was reported at 20:00:01 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 38.73 km (24 miles). Global time of event 20/04/15 / 2015-04-20 12:00:01 / April 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 122.5141 East, latitude 24.0521 North, depth 38.73 km, unique identifier, us200027ru.

Close countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Hualian.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.5141° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0521° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km SW of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-04-20 12:00:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-04-20 12:21:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.38 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 657 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 0.613 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200027ru Id of event.
Event Code 200027ru An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200027ru, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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