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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 34 km ESE of Playas, Ecuador



Earthquake location -2.7324S, -80.0914WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Playas in Ecuador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005kvu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005kvu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.65 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -80.0914° West, -2.7324° South, depth 51.65 km. The temblor was reported at 08:26:19 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 13:26:19 / April 22, 2016 @ 1:26 pm.

The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Elena, Tumbes, Palestina (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 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: 34 km ESE of Playas, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.0914° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.7324° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km ESE of Playas, 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 13:26:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 17:41:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 377 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 0.81 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005kvu Id of event.
Event Code 20005kvu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kvu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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