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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Puyo in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.3676S, -77.4974WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Puyo in Ecuador on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/19 / 2019-01-25 09:49:47 / January 25, 2019 @ 9:49 am. Id of earthquake: us2000j8qb. Event ids that are associated: us2000j8qb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.4974 West, latitude -1.3676 South, depth = 198.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 198.7 km (123 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:49:47 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Suno, Palora, Archidona. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Boca Suno (c. 20 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Archidona (c. 7 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 55 km ENE of Puyo, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.4974° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.3676° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 198.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km ENE of Puyo, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-25 09:49:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-25 10:07:38 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 1.857 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 85 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 us2000j8qb Id of event.
Event Code 2000j8qb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j8qb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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