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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Jipijapa in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.29S, -80.8919WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jipijapa in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -80.8919 West, latitude -1.29 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20005jux. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jux. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 17:12:53 / April 19, 2016 @ 5:12 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:12:53 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Pedro Carbo (c. 23 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calceta, Pedro Carbo, Bahía de Caráquez (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km W of Jipijapa, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.8919° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.29° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km W of Jipijapa, 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 17:12:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 18:21:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 340 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 2.032 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005jux Id of event.
Event Code 20005jux An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jux, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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