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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.2317S, -80.7498WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.7498° West, -0.2317° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005bsh. Id of event: us10005bsh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 21:58:35 / April 26, 2016 @ 9:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:58:35 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Junín, Portoviejo, Calceta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7498° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2317° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2016-04-26 21:58:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-26 22:18:51 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 432 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 2.259 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 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 us10005bsh Id of event.
Event Code 10005bsh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005bsh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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