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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Palora in Ecuador



Earthquake location -1.7161S, -78.0238WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 21:42:12 / November 19, 2017 @ 9:42 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:42:12 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000brkj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brkj. The epicenter was at a depth of 144.66 km (90 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -78.0238 West, latitude -1.7161 South, depth = 144.66 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel de Salcedo, Archidona, Sucúa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guano (c. 12 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 10 km W of Palora, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.0238° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.7161° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 144.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km W of Palora, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-19 21:42:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 21:54:43 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 370 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 0.873 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us2000brkj Id of event.
Event Code 2000brkj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000brkj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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