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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 6 km NNE of San Gabriel, Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.6528S, -77.7826WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Gabriel in Ecuador on Thursday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:24:46 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/19 / 2019-02-14 06:24:46 / February 14, 2019 @ 6:24 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000jhs0. Event ids that are associated: us2000jhs0. Exact location, longitude -77.7826° West, latitude 0.6528° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orito, Valle del Guamuez, El Tambo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Pasto (c. 382 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Tulcán (c. 86 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ipiales (c. 77 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Túquerres (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km NNE of San Gabriel, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.7826° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.6528° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNE of San Gabriel, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-14 06:24:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-14 07:25:09 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 6.5 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 355 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 0.785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us2000jhs0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jhs0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jhs0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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