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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Propicia in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.8369S, -79.7897WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:53:58 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -79.7897 West, latitude 0.8369 North, depth = 19.47 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008088. Unique identifier: us20008088. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.47 km (12 miles). Global time and date of event 12/12/16 / 2016-12-12 15:53:58 / December 12, 2016 @ 3:53 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 20 km (13 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valdez, Pedernales, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 15 km SW of Propicia, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.7897° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.8369° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SW of Propicia, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-12 15:53:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-12 16:14:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 385 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 1.454 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us20008088 Id of event.
Event Code 20008088 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008088, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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