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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 51 km ENE of Palora, Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.5807S, -77.5181WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. Exact location, longitude -77.5181° West, latitude -1.5807° South, depth = 173.69 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:38:34 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 15:38:34 / June 24, 2020 @ 3:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 173.69 km (108 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000ahvl. Event ids that are associated: us6000ahvl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Baños (c. 9 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Archidona (c. 7 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macas, Baños, Archidona (min 5000 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 51 km ENE of Palora, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.5181° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.5807° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 173.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km ENE 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 2020-06-24 15:38:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-24 15:54:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 400 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 1.292 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us6000ahvl Id of event.
Event Code 6000ahvl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ahvl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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