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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Sangolqui in Ecuador



Earthquake location -0.1773S, -78.3198WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Sangolqui in Ecuador on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -78.3198° West, latitude -0.1773° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:22:59 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 00:22:59 / September 5, 2016 @ 12:22 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kee. Id of event: us10006kee.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 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 Archidona, Pujilí, Santo Domingo de los Colorados.

Each 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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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 NE of Sangolqui, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.3198° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1773° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NE of Sangolqui, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-05 00:22:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-05 00:52:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 348 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 0.432 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us10006kee Id of event.
Event Code 10006kee An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006kee, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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