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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Sucua in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.6535S, -78.4422WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Sucua in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, -78.4422° West, -2.6535° South, depth 100.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.78 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jclm. Unique identifier: us2000jclm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:03:10 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/19 / 2019-02-03 03:03:10 / February 3, 2019 @ 3:03 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Alausí (c. 14 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cañar (c. 9 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Troncal, Cuenca, Alausí.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km SW of Sucua, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.4422° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6535° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SW of Sucua, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-03 03:03:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-03 03:22:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 2.871 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us2000jclm Id of event.
Event Code 2000jclm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jclm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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