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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Propicia in Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.6391S, -79.7269WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us100098s3. Ids that are associated to the event: us100098s3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 12:09:17 / July 11, 2017 @ 12:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:09:17 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 33.58 km (21 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -79.7269 West, latitude 0.6391 North, depth = 33.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Pedernales, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 32 km S of Propicia, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.7269° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.6391° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km S 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 2017-07-11 12:09:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 12:25:22 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 2.2 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 432 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 1.336 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 80 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 us100098s3 Id of event.
Event Code 100098s3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100098s3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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