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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Cotacachi in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.4965S, -78.4237WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Cotacachi in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -78.4237 West, latitude 0.4965 North, depth = 36.35 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:36:19 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000e9ww. Event ids that are associated: us1000e9ww. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 13:36:19 / May 22, 2018 @ 1:36 pm. 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 36.35 km (23 miles).

Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valdez, San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Pupiales. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tulcán (c. 86 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ipiales (c. 77 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 27 km NW of Cotacachi, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.4237° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.4965° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NW of Cotacachi, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-22 13:36:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-22 14:01:41 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 3.8 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 388 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 0.313 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us1000e9ww Id of event.
Event Code 1000e9ww An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e9ww, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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