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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Yilan in Taiwan



Earthquake location 24.8117S, 122.0158WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.25 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003plj. Unique identifier: us10003plj. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:20:16 / 3:20 pm (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 122.0158 East, latitude 24.8117 North, depth = 6.25 km. Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 07:20:16 / October 19, 2015 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 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), 45 km (28 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 27 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.0158° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.8117° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km ENE 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 07:20:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-19 07:38:06 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 0.497 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10003plj Id of event.
Event Code 10003plj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003plj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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