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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.7559S, -77.6944WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, Ecuador kilometers (0 miles) from Ecuador. Event id: us1000cdgu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cdgu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.66 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 23:13:21 / January 31, 2018 @ 11:13 pm. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:13:21 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -77.6944° West, latitude -1.7559° South, depth = 18.66 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Guano (c. 12 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Baños (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Riobamba, Pelileo, Guano (min 5000 pop).

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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.6944° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.7559° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-31 23:13:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 23:32:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.4 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 418 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 1.203 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us1000cdgu Id of event.
Event Code 1000cdgu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000cdgu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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