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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 53 km WNW of Pedernales, Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.232S, -80.5052WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 15:50:35 / April 26, 2016 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.5052° West, 0.232° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005e1v. Unique identifier: us10005e1v. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:50:35 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bahía de Caráquez, Muisne, Pedernales (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km WNW of Pedernales, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5052° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WNW of Pedernales, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-26 15:50:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 20:32:17 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 298 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 2.054 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us10005e1v Id of event.
Event Code 10005e1v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005e1v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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