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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.8033S, -79.13WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Ecuador kilometers (0 miles) from Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.13 West, latitude -0.8033 South, depth = 83.86 km. The temblor was detected at 17:54:46 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 17:54:46 / September 20, 2018 @ 5:54 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000h3ay. Event ids that are associated: us1000h3ay. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.86 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Catarama, Quito, Sangolquí.

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 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 -79.13° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.8033° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.86 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 2018-09-20 17:54:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-15 21:17:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 1.032 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us1000h3ay Id of event.
Event Code 1000h3ay An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h3ay, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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