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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Gualaceo in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.81S, -78.576WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Gualaceo in Ecuador on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.43 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -78.576° West, -2.81° South, depth 89.43 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jdjs. Unique identifier: us2000jdjs. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:53:04 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/19 / 2019-02-05 09:53:04 / February 5, 2019 @ 9:53 am.

Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Alausí (c. 14 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cañar (c. 9 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Troncal, Macas, Alausí (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km ENE of Gualaceo, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.576° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.81° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km ENE of Gualaceo, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-05 09:53:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-05 10:21:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 357 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 0.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us2000jdjs Id of event.
Event Code 2000jdjs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jdjs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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