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Major earthquake, 7.7 mag was detected near Palora in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.3S, -76.9WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) was reported 132 kilometers (82 miles) from Palora in Ecuador on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 152 km (94 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -76.9° West, -2.3° South, depth 152 km. The 7.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:17:24 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/02/19 / 2019-02-22 10:17:24 / 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). All ids that are associated to the event: at00pnbol0, pt19053000. Unique identifier: at00pnbol0.

The epicenter was 152 km (95 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 142 km (88 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop), 136 km (84 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puyo, Sucúa, Palora.

Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 132 km ESE of Palora, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.9° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.3° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 152 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 132km 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 10:17:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-22 10:29:38 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 6.7 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 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 913 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 89 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.084091 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136.799989056 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00pnbol0 Id of event.
Event Code 00pnbol0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pnbol0,pt19053000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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