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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Muisne in Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.6996S, -80.2089WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 16:20:36 / April 20, 2016 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005k7i. Event ids that are associated: us20005k7i. The temblor was picked up at 11:20:36 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -80.2089° West, latitude 0.6996° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rosa Zarate, Pedernales, Esmeraldas. Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km WNW of Muisne, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.2089° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.6996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WNW 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 16:20:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-20 23:49:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 1.834 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us20005k7i Id of event.
Event Code 20005k7i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005k7i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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