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Major earthquake, 7.5 mag strikes near Palora in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.199S, -77.0231WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.5 (ml/mb) was reported 115 kilometers (71 miles) from Palora in Ecuador on Friday. Id of earthquake: us2000jlfv. Event ids that are associated: at00pnbol0, pt19053000, us2000jlfv. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/19 / 2019-02-22 10:17:22 / February 22, 2019 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Palora in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 7.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:17:22 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.36 km (82 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.0231 West, latitude -2.199 South, depth = 132.36 km.

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puyo, Sucúa, Macas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 135 km (84 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 131 km (81 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop), 118 km (74 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 115 km ESE of Palora, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.0231° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.199° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 115km ESE of Palora, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-22 10:17:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-22 10:46:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 149 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.34 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 1 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 965 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 ,at,pt,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 2.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us2000jlfv Id of event.
Event Code 2000jlfv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pnbol0,pt19053000,us2000jlfv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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