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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 12 km WNW of Palora, Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.6524S, -78.0381WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Palora in Ecuador on Friday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:02:51 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/01/19 / 2019-01-11 23:02:51 / January 11, 2019 @ 11:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -78.0381° West, latitude -1.6524° South, depth = 140.37 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j35h. Id of event: us2000j35h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140.37 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel de Salcedo, Sucúa, Archidona (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guano (c. 12 700 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 12 km WNW of Palora, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.0381° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.6524° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WNW of Palora, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-11 23:02:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-11 23:27:18 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 326 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 1.462 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us2000j35h Id of event.
Event Code 2000j35h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j35h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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