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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag strikes near Keelung in Taiwan

Earthquake location 25.5722S, 122.5157WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Keelung in Taiwan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 242.94 km, 122.5157° East, 25.5722° North. The temblor was picked up at 13:23:47 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005zay. Event ids that are associated: us20005zay. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 242.94 km (151 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 05:23:47 / May 31, 2016 @ 5:23 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 115 km (71 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banqiao, Yilan, Taipei (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 92 km ENE of Keelung, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.5157° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.5722° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 242.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92km ENE of Keelung, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-31 05:23:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-31 05:53:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 28 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.46 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 585 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 1.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us20005zay Id of event.
Event Code 20005zay An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005zay, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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