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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Muisne in Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.562S, -80.0561WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.0561° West, 0.562° North, depth 15.38 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.38 km (10 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 22:22:26 / April 19, 2016 @ 10:22 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005jyu. Event ids that are associated: us20005jyu. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:22:26 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Pedernales (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SSW of Muisne, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.0561° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSW of Muisne, 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 22:22:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 22:49:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 467 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 1.643 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20005jyu Id of event.
Event Code 20005jyu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jyu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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