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Light earthquake 4 mag, 58 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.9404S, 122.2982WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.2982 East, latitude 24.9404 North, depth = 125.44 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 125.44 km (78 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:54:31 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 18:54:31 / March 18, 2017 @ 6:54 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uby. Id of event: us20008uby.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banqiao, Taipei, Keelung (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).

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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.2982° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.9404° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2017-03-18 18:54:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-12 18:51:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 246 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 0.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us20008uby Id of event.
Event Code 20008uby An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uby, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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