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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Rocafuerte in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.818S, -80.5598WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Rocafuerte in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us20005kr9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005kr9. Exact location of event, longitude -80.5598 West, latitude -0.818 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 04:25:33 / April 22, 2016 @ 4:25 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:25:33 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paján, Jipijapa, Sucre (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NW of Rocafuerte, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5598° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.818° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NW of Rocafuerte, 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 04:25:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-13 23:53:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 285 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 1.897 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us20005kr9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005kr9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kr9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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