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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near La Troncal in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.5914S, -79.2911WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from La Troncal in Ecuador on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 75.22 km (47 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000cpbd. Event ids that are associated: us7000cpbd. The temblor was picked up at 01:37:05 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -79.2911 West, latitude -2.5914 South, depth = 75.22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 01:37:05 / December 9, 2020 @ 1:37 am.

Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pasaje, Babahoyo, Santa Lucía. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km SSE of La Troncal, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.2911° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.5914° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19 km SSE 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 2020-12-09 01:37:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-09 01:57:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 341 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 0.129 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us7000cpbd Id of event.
Event Code 7000cpbd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cpbd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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