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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag was detected near Yilan in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.7512S, 122.015WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.61 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 13:19:58 / December 10, 2020 @ 1:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.015 East, latitude 24.7512 North, depth = 74.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:19:58 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cpqz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cpqz.

Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Hualian, Taoyuan City (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 26 km E of Yilan, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.015° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.7512° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26 km 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 2020-12-10 13:19:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-10 13:39:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 51 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.5 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 619 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 0.52 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cpqz Id of event.
Event Code 7000cpqz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cpqz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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