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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Palora in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.6634S, -78.1015WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 163.02 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:14:49 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -78.1015 West, latitude -1.6634 South, depth = 163.02 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fc2. Id of event: us20007fc2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/16 / 2016-10-12 02:14:49 / October 12, 2016 @ 2:14 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Archidona, Sucúa, San Miguel de Salcedo. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km WNW of Palora, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.1015° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.6634° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 163.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WNW 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 2016-10-12 02:14:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-25 04:08:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 0.785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us20007fc2 Id of event.
Event Code 20007fc2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007fc2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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