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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Yaguachi in Ecuador



Earthquake location -2.087S, -79.7134WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Yaguachi in Ecuador. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:55:53 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.45 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007amh. Unique identifier: us10007amh. Exact location of earthquake, -79.7134° West, -2.087° South, depth 79.45 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 19:55:53 / November 19, 2016 @ 7:55 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Baláo, San Miguel, Balzar (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NW of Yaguachi, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.7134° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.087° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NW of Yaguachi, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-19 19:55:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 22:05:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 288 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 0.591 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us10007amh Id of event.
Event Code 10007amh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007amh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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