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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Guayaquil in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.0825S, -79.9273WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guayaquil in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -79.9273 West, latitude -2.0825 South, depth = 65.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.68 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/11/17 / 2017-11-28 02:04:27 / November 28, 2017 @ 2:04 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:04:27 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bv8q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bv8q.

Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baláo, Ventanas, Paján (min 5000 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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: 9 km NNW of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.9273° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.0825° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNW of Guayaquil, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-28 02:04:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-28 02:27:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 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 391 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 0.77 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us2000bv8q Id of event.
Event Code 2000bv8q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bv8q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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