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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador



Earthquake location -0.2879S, -80.5089WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us20005kqp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005kqp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 03:20:13 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:20 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:20:13 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -80.5089° West, -0.2879° South, depth 10 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jipijapa, Muisne, Sucre (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 36 km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5089° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2879° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 03:20:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 03:55:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.26 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 522 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 2.03 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005kqp Id of event.
Event Code 20005kqp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kqp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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