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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 20 km SE of Yilan, Taiwan

Earthquake location 24.6075S, 121.8664WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 61.91 km, 121.8664° East, 24.6075° North. Id of earthquake: us7000c811. Event ids that are associated: us7000c811. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/10/20 / 2020-10-26 01:08:03 / October 26, 2020 @ 1:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.91 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:08:03 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hsinchu, Hualian, Taoyuan City (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km SE of Yilan, Taiwan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.8664° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.6075° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 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 2020-10-26 01:08:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-03 02:00:43 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 0.45 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us7000c811 Id of event.
Event Code 7000c811 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c811, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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