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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Yilan in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.7898S, 121.8185WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/18 / 2018-11-16 02:01:35 / November 16, 2018 @ 2:01 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.36 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:01:35 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 82.36 km, 121.8185° East, 24.7898° North. Event id: us1000hvr3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hvr3.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Hsinchu, Taoyuan City. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.8185° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.7898° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km 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 2018-11-16 02:01:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-28 22:26:02 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 298 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 0.344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us1000hvr3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hvr3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hvr3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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