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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Yilan in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.83S, 122.13WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 10:15:13 / October 7, 2015 @ 10:15 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:15:13 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.9 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 122.13 East, latitude 24.83 North, depth = 6.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003rap. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003rap.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 38 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.13° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.83° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2015-10-07 10:15:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-25 12:10:12 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 259 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003rap Id of event.
Event Code 10003rap An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003rap, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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