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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag was detected near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.4282S, -79.765WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005i5t. Event ids that are associated: pt16139050, at00o7d4r3, us10005i5t. Exact location of event, depth 32.42 km, -79.765° West, 0.4282° North. The temblor was picked up at 02:57:05 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 07:57:05 / May 18, 2016 @ 7:57 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.42 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bahía de Caráquez, Chone, Valdez. Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 136 km (84 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).

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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km WNW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.765° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.4282° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.42 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 07:57:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 08:33:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 85 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.15 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 734 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 ,pt,at,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 1.327 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005i5t Id of event.
Event Code 10005i5t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16139050,at00o7d4r3,us10005i5t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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