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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 46 km SE of Palora, Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.9694S, -77.6137WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 164.5 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005i7p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i7p. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.6137 West, latitude -1.9694 South, depth = 164.5 km. The temblor was reported at 18:24:01 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 23:24:01 / April 14, 2016 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sucúa, Puyo, Macas. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km SE of Palora, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.6137° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9694° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 164.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km SE of Palora, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-14 23:24:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 23:42:21 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 298 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 1.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us20005i7p Id of event.
Event Code 20005i7p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i7p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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