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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Jipijapa in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.4657S, -81.0794WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Jipijapa in Ecuador on Friday. The temblor was detected at 17:05:24 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 22:05:24 / April 22, 2016 @ 10:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -81.0794 West, latitude -1.4657 South, depth = 32.75 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.75 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10005ddl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ddl.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rocafuerte, Santa Elena, La Libertad (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 57 km WSW of Jipijapa, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -81.0794° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.4657° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km WSW of Jipijapa, 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 22:05:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-13 02:52:30 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 284 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 2.074 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us10005ddl Id of event.
Event Code 10005ddl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005ddl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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