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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Naranjal in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.472S, -79.5688WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Naranjal in Ecuador. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 11:47:02 / October 9, 2015 @ 11:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003mg3. Event ids that are associated: us10003mg3. Exact location, longitude -79.5688° West, latitude -2.472° South, depth = 82.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:47:02 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 82.79 km (51 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Playas, Lomas de Sargentillo, Alausí. Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km NNE of Naranjal, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.5688° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.472° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE of Naranjal, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-09 11:47:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-09 12:22:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 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 313 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 2.914 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10003mg3 Id of event.
Event Code 10003mg3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mg3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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