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Earthquake: M 4.9 quake strikes near Cayambe in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.2984S, -77.9561WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (mg/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Cayambe in Ecuador. The temblor was reported at 12:40:40 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-21 05:40:40 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -77.9561 West, latitude -0.2984 South, depth 10 km.

Close countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Latacunga, Boca Suno, San Gabriel.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.9561° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2984° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SSE of Cayambe, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-21 17:40:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-21 18:07:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 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 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 370 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 0.726 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 usc000t8x9 Id of event.
Event Code c000t8x9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000t8x9 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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