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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador



Earthquake location -0.4151S, -80.5863WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:31:34 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -80.5863° West, latitude -0.4151° South, depth = 10.98 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 04:31:34 / April 22, 2016 @ 4:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005krb. Unique identifier: us20005krb. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.98 km (7 miles).

Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jipijapa, Sucre, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5863° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.4151° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NW 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 04:31:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 04:50:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 385 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 2.09 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us20005krb Id of event.
Event Code 20005krb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005krb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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