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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near La Troncal in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.5387S, -79.3573WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from La Troncal in Ecuador. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h6rs. Id of event: us2000h6rs. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.11 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:43:15 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.3573 West, latitude -2.5387 South, depth = 79.11 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/18 / 2018-09-02 03:43:15 / September 2, 2018 @ 3:43 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pasaje, San Miguel, El Triunfo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 15 km S of La Troncal, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.3573° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.5387° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km S of La Troncal, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-02 03:43:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-02 05:07:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 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 371 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 1.992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us2000h6rs Id of event.
Event Code 2000h6rs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h6rs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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