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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 12 km SSW of Manta, Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.0564S, -80.7746WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Manta in Ecuador on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005jj6. Event ids that are associated: us20005jj6. The temblor was detected at 13:38:12 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.7746 West, latitude -1.0564 South, depth = 21.21 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 18:38:12 / April 18, 2016 @ 6:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Balzar, Colimes, Chone. The epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 12 km SSW of Manta, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7746° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.0564° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSW of Manta, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-18 18:38:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 18:57:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 370 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 1.953 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us20005jj6 Id of event.
Event Code 20005jj6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jj6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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