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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador



Earthquake location -0.2463S, -80.434WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.434° West, -0.2463° South. Event id: us20005k7l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k7l. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 16:30:53 / April 20, 2016 @ 4:30 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:30:53 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Montecristi, Portoviejo, Manta.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km N of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.434° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2463° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km N of Bahia de Caraquez, 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 16:30:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-20 23:56:23 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 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 1.95 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us20005k7l Id of event.
Event Code 20005k7l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005k7l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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