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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador



Earthquake location -0.1164S, -80.7793WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 08:37:44 / May 6, 2016 @ 8:37 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10005h5c. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005h5c. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.7793° West, -0.1164° South. The temblor was picked up at 03:37:44 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedernales, Bahía de Caráquez. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7793° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1164° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-06 08:37:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-26 13:36:17 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 259 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 2.354 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us10005h5c Id of event.
Event Code 10005h5c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005h5c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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