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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag strikes near Alausi in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.3453S, -78.8955WA earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Alausi in Ecuador on Thursday. 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 93.53 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/18 / 2018-09-07 02:12:04 / September 7, 2018 @ 2:12 am. The temblor was detected at 21:12:04 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -78.8955 West, latitude -2.3453 South, depth = 93.53 km. Id of earthquake: us2000ha13. Event ids that are associated: us2000ha13.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Lucía, Baláo, Pelileo. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 114 km (71 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 118 km (74 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km SSW of Alausi, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.8955° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.3453° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SSW of Alausi, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-07 02:12:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-07 02:44:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 50 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.52 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 618 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 1.653 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000ha13 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ha13 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ha13, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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