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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Pedernales in Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.2507S, -80.3441WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.3441 West, latitude 0.2507 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 13:07:30 / April 19, 2016 @ 1:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:07:30 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005jsi. Event ids that are associated: us20005jsi.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bahía de Caráquez, Muisne, Pedernales. Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km WNW of Pedernales, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3441° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.2507° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km WNW of Pedernales, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-19 13:07:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 14:37:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 1.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us20005jsi Id of event.
Event Code 20005jsi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jsi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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