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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Cuenca in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.8639S, -79.1096WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Cuenca in Ecuador. Exact location of event, depth 78.41 km, -79.1096° West, -2.8639° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100048ux. Event ids that are associated: us100048ux. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 12:07:45 / December 19, 2015 @ 12:07 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.41 km (49 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:07:45 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Naranjal (c. 32 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pasaje, Naranjito, Coronel Marcelino Maridueña (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.1096° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8639° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km W of Cuenca, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-19 12:07:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-02 11:58:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 312 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 3.15 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us100048ux Id of event.
Event Code 100048ux An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100048ux, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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