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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador



Earthquake location -0.2911S, -80.4716WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.24 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.4716° West, -0.2911° South, depth 14.24 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:32 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 00:29:32 / April 17, 2016 @ 12:29 am. Id of earthquake: us20005j3i. Event ids that are associated: us20005j3i.

Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sucre, Santa Ana, Montecristi. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km N of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.4716° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2911° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km N of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-17 00:29:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 01:04:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 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 457 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 1.998 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us20005j3i Id of event.
Event Code 20005j3i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j3i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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