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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 46 km WNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.4094S, -80.7855WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.7855 West, latitude -0.4094 South, depth = 36.89 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.89 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/16 / 2016-07-08 04:28:47 / July 8, 2016 @ 4:28 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:28:47 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100061tj. Event ids that are associated: us100061tj.

Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jipijapa, Sucre, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 46 km WNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7855° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.4094° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km WNW 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 2016-07-08 04:28:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-08 04:47:06 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 432 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 2.197 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us100061tj Id of event.
Event Code 100061tj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100061tj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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