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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Yilan in Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.3891S, 122.0584WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.0584 East, latitude 24.3891 North, depth = 28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000dfmm. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dfmm. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 16:58:03 / February 8, 2021 @ 4:58 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:58:03 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 51 km SE of Yilan, Taiwan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.0584° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3891° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 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 2021-02-08 16:58:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-08 17:15:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 418 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 0.474 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 57 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 us6000dfmm Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfmm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfmm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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