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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Baños in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.1385S, -78.1944WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Baños in Ecuador on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us6000c52d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c52d. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.1944 West, latitude -1.1385 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:11:07 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 00:11:07 / October 3, 2020 @ 12:11 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sangolquí, Machachi, Riobamba. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six 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. 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: 38 km NE of Baños, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.1944° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.1385° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km NE of Baños, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-03 00:11:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-03 01:10:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 340 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 0.506 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us6000c52d Id of event.
Event Code 6000c52d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c52d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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