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Major earthquake, 7.4 mag was detected near Muisne in Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.3482S, -79.972WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has been issued near Muisne in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.16 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00o5r3xd, us20005j32, pt16107050. Unique identifier: us20005j32. Exact location of event, depth 20.16 km, -79.972° West, 0.3482° North. The temblor was reported at 18:58:37 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 23:58:37 / April 16, 2016 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 134 km (84 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 130 km (80 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 149 km (92 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rocafuerte, Valdez, Junín (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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 has occurred nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.972° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.3482° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-16 23:58:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 00:20:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 31 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.88 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 1 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 861 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 2.136 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005j32 Id of event.
Event Code 20005j32 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o5r3xd,us20005j32,pt16107050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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