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Strong earthquake 6.8 mag, 24 km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.4651S, -79.6406WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador. All ids that are associated to the event: pt16139051, at00o7dt9x, us10005i9n. Unique identifier: us10005i9n. A tsunami warning has been issued near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 16:46:44 / May 18, 2016 @ 4:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -79.6406° West, 0.4651° North, depth 31 km. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:46:44 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Valdez, Santo Domingo de los Colorados. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.6406° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.4651° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NW 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 16:46:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 17:11:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 35 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.4 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 726 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 1.211 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005i9n Id of event.
Event Code 10005i9n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16139051,at00o7dt9x,us10005i9n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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