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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.3283S, -80.5427WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:03:41 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 03:03:41 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kqh. Id of event: us20005kqh. Exact location, longitude -80.5427° West, latitude -0.3283° South, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Muisne, Jipijapa, Sucre.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 33 km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5427° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.3283° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 03:03:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 03:22:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.56 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 556 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 2.069 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 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 us20005kqh Id of event.
Event Code 20005kqh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kqh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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