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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near La Troncal in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.3203S, -79.2932WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Troncal in Ecuador on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 04:28:29 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600056nv. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056nv. Exact location of earthquake, -79.2932° West, -2.3203° South, depth 88.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/08/19 / 2019-08-18 09:28:29 / August 18, 2019 @ 9:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 88.13 km (55 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Riobamba, Lomas de Sargentillo, Ventanas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NNE of La Troncal, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.2932° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.3203° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNE of La Troncal, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-18 09:28:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-18 09:47:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 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 387 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 4.155 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us600056nv Id of event.
Event Code 600056nv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600056nv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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