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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Palora in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.6399S, -77.5818WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Palora in Ecuador on Friday. Id of earthquake: us6000deqm. Event ids that are associated: us6000deqm. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 20:20:39 / January 29, 2021 @ 8:20 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:20:39 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -77.5818° West, latitude -1.6399° South, depth = 170.41 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 170.41 km (106 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Archidona (c. 7 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Archidona, Tena, Puyo (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 43 km E of Palora, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.5818° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.6399° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 170.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 km E 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 2021-01-29 20:20:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-27 18:45:04 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 259 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 1.286 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us6000deqm Id of event.
Event Code 6000deqm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000deqm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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