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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador



Earthquake location -0.2669S, -80.5507WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.58 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 08:52:24 / April 22, 2016 @ 8:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, -80.5507° West, -0.2669° South, depth 46.58 km. The temblor was reported at 03:52:24 / 3:52 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kta. Unique identifier: us20005kta.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Portoviejo, Montecristi, Junín.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5507° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2669° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km NNW 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 2016-04-22 08:52:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 09:22:01 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 354 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 2.068 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20005kta Id of event.
Event Code 20005kta An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kta, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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