Magnitude: 5.1M
Time: 08-12-2014 T19:58:13
Country: ECUADOR

ECUADOR:QUITO

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 12km below the ground in Ecuador on 08-12-2014 T19:58:13, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.1 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 12km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 5. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be felt by all folks and causing a lot of panic. Damage to buildings of good design and construction would be negligible. There would be slight to moderate damage in well-built ordinary structures; Considerable damage would be experienced in poorly built or badly designed structures. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 2 souls and destroying structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Colombia-Ecuador Miocene Chaucha - porphyry copper
Miocene principally calc-alkaline plutons including granites, granodiorites, tonalites, and dacite porphyries. Includes most of the Central Cordillera of Colombia.
Colombia-Ecuador-Peru Jurassic San Carlos - porphyry copper
Jurassic mainly calc-alkaline granodioritic, dioritic, and tonalitic plutons, including the Mocoa batholith (Colombia). Includes intruded Jurassic basaltic and andesitic lava flows (Ecuador and Peru).



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total_houses_damaged 89
region_code 160
focal_depth 12
total_deaths 2
intensity 5
total_deaths_description 1
year 2014
total_houses_damaged_description 2
eq_mag_mw 5.1
id 10113
location_name ECUADOR:QUITO
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
deaths 2
eq_primary 5.1
time 08-12-2014 T19:58:13
latitude -.018
houses_damaged 89
injuries 8
total_injuries 8
houses_damaged_description 2
total_injuries_description 1
longitude -78.322
country ECUADOR
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 1

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