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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Otavalo in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.2566S, -78.8088WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Otavalo in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.92 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -78.8088° West, 0.2566° North, depth 50.92 km. Event id: us2000itx6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000itx6. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:11:43 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/18 / 2018-12-15 21:11:43 / December 15, 2018 @ 9:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pimampiro, Machachi, Cayambe (min 5000 pop).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km W of Otavalo, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.8088° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.2566° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km W of Otavalo, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-15 21:11:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-15 21:33:17 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 0.358 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us2000itx6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000itx6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000itx6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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