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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Alausi in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.1725S, -78.7564WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Alausi in Ecuador. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 12:48:28 / September 19, 2017 @ 12:48 pm. Unique identifier: us2000aqp7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aqp7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.59 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -78.7564° West, latitude -2.1725° South, depth = 112.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:48:28 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Baños, Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno, Cuenca (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days eight 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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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: 9 km ENE of Alausi, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.7564° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.1725° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ENE of Alausi, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-19 12:48:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-19 14:38:55 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 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 0.579 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 52 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 us2000aqp7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aqp7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aqp7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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