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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Muisne in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.5093S, -79.7861WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 01:44:40 / April 30, 2016 @ 1:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.7861 West, latitude 0.5093 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:44:40 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10005ga4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005ga4.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedernales, Esmeraldas, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 29 km ESE of Muisne, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.7861° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.5093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km ESE of Muisne, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-30 01:44:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-19 02:52:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 271 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 1.362 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us10005ga4 Id of event.
Event Code 10005ga4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005ga4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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