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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Balao in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.942S, -79.6797WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Balao in Ecuador on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 69.84 km (43 miles). Unique identifier: us70005x7b. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005x7b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 16:15:38 / October 22, 2019 @ 4:15 pm. Exact location, longitude -79.6797° West, latitude -2.942° South, depth = 69.84 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:15:38 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Azogues, Yaguachi Nuevo, Cañar (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 15 km E of Balao, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.6797° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.942° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km E of Balao, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-22 16:15:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-22 16:45:15 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 2 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 312 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 0.633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us70005x7b Id of event.
Event Code 70005x7b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005x7b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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