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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Duran in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.4347S, -79.813WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Duran in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, -79.813° West, -2.4347° South, depth 63.65 km. Global time and date of event 04/02/19 / 2019-02-04 17:45:47 / February 4, 2019 @ 5:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:45:47 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.65 km (40 miles). Unique identifier: us2000jd8d. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jd8d.

Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rosa, Azogues, Palenque (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km S of Duran, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.813° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.4347° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km S of Duran, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-04 17:45:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-04 18:04:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.23 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 503 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 0.556 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000jd8d Id of event.
Event Code 2000jd8d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jd8d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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