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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador



Earthquake location -0.4388S, -80.2668WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j62. Id of event: us20005j62. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2668 West, latitude -0.4388 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:13:58 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 07:13:58 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:13 am.

Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quevedo, Balzar, Jipijapa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 24 km NE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.2668° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.4388° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NE 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 07:13:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 07:52:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.56 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 484 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 1.746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us20005j62 Id of event.
Event Code 20005j62 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j62, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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