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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Canar in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.4983S, -78.7368WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Canar in Ecuador. The temblor was reported at 05:07:28 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003nud. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003nud. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 10:07:28 / October 15, 2015 @ 10:07 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.83 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -78.7368° West, latitude -2.4983° South, depth = 104.83 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Naranjal (c. 32 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop). Nearby 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 Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno, Guaranda, Naranjal.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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 ENE of Canar, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.7368° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.4983° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km ENE of Canar, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-15 10:07:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-15 10:28:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 455 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 2.732 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us10003nud Id of event.
Event Code 10003nud An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003nud, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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