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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Playas in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.5094S, -80.5554WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Playas in Ecuador. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 12:55:40 / November 17, 2018 @ 12:55 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:55:40 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.5554 West, latitude -2.5094 South, depth = 62.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.97 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ht5t. Unique identifier: us1000ht5t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Bolívar, Baláo, El Triunfo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from El Triunfo (c. 32 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 23 km NW of Playas, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5554° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.5094° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NW of Playas, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-17 12:55:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-17 13:15:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 385 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 1.297 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us1000ht5t Id of event.
Event Code 1000ht5t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ht5t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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