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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Pimampiro in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.2919S, -77.6885WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Pimampiro in Ecuador. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 09:09:06 / March 30, 2020 @ 9:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:09:06 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -77.6885 West, latitude 0.2919 North, depth = 132.54 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 132.54 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70008ikp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ikp.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sandoná, Pasto, Sangolquí. Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 110 km (68 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Pasto (c. 382 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tulcán (c. 86 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ipiales (c. 77 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nueva Loja (c. 24 200 pop).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km ESE of Pimampiro, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.6885° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.2919° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km ESE of Pimampiro, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-30 09:09:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-30 09:28:54 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 3.676 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 482 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 0.764 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us70008ikp Id of event.
Event Code 70008ikp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008ikp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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