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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near La Troncal in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.4844S, -79.2672WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Troncal in Ecuador on Friday. The temblor was detected at 23:55:37 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnby. Id of event: us7000cnby. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 23:55:37 / December 4, 2020 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.2672 West, latitude -2.4844 South, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Babahoyo, Palestina, Guayaquil.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SE of La Troncal, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.2672° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.4844° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km SE of La Troncal, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-04 23:55:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-05 05:57:14 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 178 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 0.02 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 211 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cnby Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnby An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnby, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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