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Strong earthquake: M6.1 quake has struck near Muisne in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.6051S, -80.2603WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -80.2603 West, latitude 0.6051 North, depth = 15.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 08:33:48 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005k37. Unique identifier: us20005k37. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.68 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:33:48 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Pedernales (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 25 km W of Muisne, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.2603° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.6051° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km W 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 2016-04-20 08:33:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-20 08:55:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 575 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 1.851 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005k37 Id of event.
Event Code 20005k37 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005k37, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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