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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.6366S, -78.0288WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Ecuador kilometers (0 miles) from Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.0288 West, latitude -1.6366 South, depth = 162.16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.16 km (101 miles). Event id: us10008w1m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008w1m. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 12:06:53 / May 29, 2017 @ 12:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:06:53 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sucúa, San Miguel de Salcedo, Archidona (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.0288° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.6366° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 162.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-29 12:06:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-30 05:35:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 0.852 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us10008w1m Id of event.
Event Code 10008w1m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008w1m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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