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Strong earthquake, 6 mag has occurred near Muisne in Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.7095S, -80.0093WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kb6. Unique identifier: us20005kb6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.0093 West, latitude 0.7095 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 08:35:10 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:35:10 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rosa Zarate, Pedernales, Esmeraldas. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, 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. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 12 km NNE of Muisne, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.0093° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.7095° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNE 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 08:35:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-21 00:19:09 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 6.08 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 554 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 1.654 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005kb6 Id of event.
Event Code 20005kb6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kb6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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