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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Palora in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.8857S, -77.8866WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.33 km (94 miles). Global time and date of event 19/04/20 / 2020-04-19 01:16:12 / April 19, 2020 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008zmi. Id of event: us70008zmi. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:16:12 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -77.8866° West, latitude -1.8857° South, depth = 151.33 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guano, Riobamba, Baños (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guano (c. 12 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Baños (c. 9 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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 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: 21 km SSE of Palora, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.8866° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.8857° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SSE 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 2020-04-19 01:16:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-19 01:38:10 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 1.3 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us70008zmi Id of event.
Event Code 70008zmi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008zmi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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