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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Sangolqui in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.2479S, -78.3466WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Sangolqui in Ecuador on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:29:37 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -78.3466° West, -0.2479° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us2000b14r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b14r. Global time and date of event 04/10/17 / 2017-10-04 14:29:37 / October 4, 2017 @ 2:29 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ibarra, Atuntaqui, Cotacachi (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NE of Sangolqui, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.3466° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2479° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE of Sangolqui, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-04 14:29:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-04 21:04:40 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 130 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 0.309 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000b14r Id of event.
Event Code 2000b14r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000b14r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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