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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.5521S, -79.6591WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100062hd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100062hd. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/07/16 / 2016-07-11 02:01:12 / July 11, 2016 @ 2:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -79.6591° West, latitude 0.5521° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:01:12 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Pedernales.

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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 32 km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.6591° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.5521° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NW 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 2016-07-11 02:01:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-11 02:24:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 36 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 554 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 1.248 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100062hd Id of event.
Event Code 100062hd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100062hd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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