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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near El Angel in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.7721S, -77.912WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from El Angel in Ecuador on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.77 km (18 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:44:43 / 8:44 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 27/09/19 / 2019-09-27 13:44:43 / September 27, 2019 @ 1:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 28.77 km, -77.912° West, 0.7721° North. Event id: us70005mh3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005mh3.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Tambo, Pasto, Cayambe. Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Pasto (c. 382 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Tulcán (c. 86 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ipiales (c. 77 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop).

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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 17 km N of El Angel, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.912° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.7721° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km N of El Angel, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-27 13:44:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-28 12:29:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 2.398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us70005mh3 Id of event.
Event Code 70005mh3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005mh3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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