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

Earthquake location 24.7392S, 121.911WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 04:01:34 / March 19, 2019 @ 4:01 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 12:01:34 / 12:01 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jibb. Unique identifier: us1000jibb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.911° East, latitude 24.7392° North, depth = 83.59 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.59 km (52 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Taoyuan City, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km E of Yilan, Taiwan. This information 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 121.911° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.7392° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km E 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 2019-03-19 04:01:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-19 05:22:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.442 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us1000jibb Id of event.
Event Code 1000jibb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jibb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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