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Strong earthquake 6.7 mag, 34 km WNW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.416S, -79.764WA earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador. The 6.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:57:04 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 07:57:04 / May 18, 2016 @ 7:57 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -79.764 West, latitude 0.416 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt16139050, at00o7d4r3. Id of event: at00o7d4r3.

Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 134 km (84 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bahía de Caráquez, Chone, Valdez.

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 34 km WNW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.764° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.416° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km WNW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-18 07:57:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 08:14:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 29 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 1 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 704 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 115 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93.6 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00o7d4r3 Id of event.
Event Code 00o7d4r3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16139050,at00o7d4r3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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