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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Naranjal in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.4893S, -79.7946WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Naranjal in Ecuador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.67 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 13:40:41 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:40 pm. The temblor was detected at 08:40:41 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.7946 West, latitude -2.4893 South, depth = 78.67 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqc4. Unique identifier: us2000bqc4.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Colimes, Vinces, Cuenca. The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km NW of Naranjal, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.7946° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.4893° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NW of Naranjal, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-17 13:40:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 14:06:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 422 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 0.537 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bqc4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bqc4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bqc4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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