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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Coronel Marcelino Maridueña in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.3381S, -79.4668WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Coronel Marcelino Maridueña in Ecuador on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 10:15:34 / January 21, 2021 @ 10:15 am. 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 83.02 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:15:34 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d1zv. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1zv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.4668 West, latitude -2.3381 South, depth = 83.02 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ventanas, Gualaceo, Guaranda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 14 km SSW of Coronel Marcelino Maridueña, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.4668° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.3381° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km SSW of Coronel Marcelino Maridueña, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-21 10:15:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-21 10:58:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 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 371 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 0.244 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us7000d1zv Id of event.
Event Code 7000d1zv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d1zv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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