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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Yilan in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.7879S, 122.0099WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:42:12 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 122.0099° East, latitude 24.7879° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10003pld. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pld. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 05:42:12 / October 19, 2015 @ 5:42 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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: 26 km E of Yilan, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.0099° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.7879° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km E of Yilan, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-19 05:42:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-19 06:05:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 369 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 0.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003pld Id of event.
Event Code 10003pld An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pld, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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