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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 9 km NE of El Triunfo, Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.8727S, -79.9016WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from El Triunfo in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.61 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hfc9. Id of event: us1000hfc9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 21:08:56 / October 21, 2018 @ 9:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -79.9016 West, latitude -1.8727 South, depth = 70.61 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:08:56 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop). 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 Quevedo, Guaranda, Playas.

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km NE of El Triunfo, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.9016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.8727° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NE of El Triunfo, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-21 21:08:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-21 21:31:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 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 403 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 0.872 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us1000hfc9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hfc9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hfc9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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