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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag has occurred near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.224S, -79.66WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has been issued near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt16139051. Id of event: pt16139051. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 16:46:43 / May 18, 2016 @ 4:46 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:46:43 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -79.66° West, 0.224° North, depth 68.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.4 km (43 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Maná, Valdez, Quito. Epicenter of the event was 136 km (84 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 125 km (78 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 131 km (82 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from La Maná (c. 16 500 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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 WSW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.66° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.224° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km WSW 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 16:46:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 16:54:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 711 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172.799986176 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 pt16139051 Id of event.
Event Code 16139051 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16139051, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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