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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Yilan in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.4776S, 122.3187WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.63 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 122.3187° East, latitude 24.4776° North, depth = 63.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 14:03:58 / October 19, 2020 @ 2:03 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cc22. Id of event: us6000cc22. The temblor was picked up at 14:03:58 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Keelung, Hualian, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 65 km ESE of Yilan, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.3187° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.4776° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km ESE 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 2020-10-19 14:03:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-25 13:48:39 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 284 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 0.631 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us6000cc22 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cc22 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cc22, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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