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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Yilan in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.6026S, 121.995WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.8 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 121.995 East, latitude 24.6026 North, depth = 65.8 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:17:00 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000ah7p. Event ids that are associated: us6000ah7p. Global time and date of event 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 23:17:00 / June 16, 2020 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Hualian, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km SE of Yilan, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.995° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.6026° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 km SE 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 2020-06-16 23:17:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-23 22:53:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.561 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us6000ah7p Id of event.
Event Code 6000ah7p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ah7p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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