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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Pedernales in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.07S, -80.23WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -80.23° West, -0.07° South. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:11:59 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005fnl. Id of event: us10005fnl. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 00:11:59 / April 17, 2016 @ 12:11 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rocafuerte, Junín, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 26 km SW of Pedernales, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.23° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.07° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SW of Pedernales, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-17 00:11:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-07 04:45:03 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 400 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005fnl Id of event.
Event Code 10005fnl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005fnl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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