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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Quito in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.1615S, -78.5193WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Quito in Ecuador on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -78.5193° West, -0.1615° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000dder. Event ids that are associated: us1000dder. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:15:24 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 01:15:24 / April 3, 2018 @ 1:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pujilí, Pimampiro, Latacunga (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km N of Quito, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.5193° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1615° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km N of Quito, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-03 01:15:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 01:46:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 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 289 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 0.182 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us1000dder Id of event.
Event Code 1000dder An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dder, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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