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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 15 km ENE of Balao, Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.8863S, -79.6791WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Balao in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -79.6791 West, latitude -2.8863 South, depth = 29.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:23:46 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bqvz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqvz. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.02 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 04:23:46 / November 18, 2017 @ 4:23 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palestina, Samborondón, Gualaceo. The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km ENE of Balao, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.6791° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8863° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ENE of Balao, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-18 04:23:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-18 04:54:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 26 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 428 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 0.593 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us2000bqvz Id of event.
Event Code 2000bqvz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bqvz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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