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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.6838S, -80.3227WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -80.3227 West, latitude -0.6838 South, depth = 44.49 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:36:33 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 14:36:33 / April 24, 2016 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005lem. Event ids that are associated: us20005lem. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.49 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedernales, Balzar, Velasco Ibarra (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 13 km SE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3227° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.6838° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SE 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 2016-04-24 14:36:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-03 19:08:19 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 298 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 1.661 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 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 us20005lem Id of event.
Event Code 20005lem An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005lem, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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