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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near San Gabriel in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.4474S, -77.5722WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from San Gabriel in Ecuador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.838 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -77.5722° West, latitude 0.4474° North, depth = 4.838 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000mwpy. Unique identifier: us6000mwpy. The temblor was detected at 15:17:03 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/24 / 2024-05-06 15:17:03 / May 6, 2024 @ 3:17 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaniego, Sandoná, Pasto (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Pasto (c. 382 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tulcán (c. 86 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ipiales (c. 77 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nueva Loja (c. 24 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km ESE of San Gabriel, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.5722° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.4474° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.838 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km ESE of San Gabriel, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-06 15:17:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-14 15:38:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.7 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 373 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 84 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.343 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000mwpy Id of event.
Event Code 6000mwpy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000mwpy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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