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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Naranjal in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.5779S, -79.8436WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Naranjal in Ecuador on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.93 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/16 / 2016-12-16 01:53:06 / December 16, 2016 @ 1:53 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -79.8436° West, -2.5779° South, depth 49.93 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:53:06 / 8:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us200082fd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082fd.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pasaje, Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno, Lomas de Sargentillo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km WNW of Naranjal, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.8436° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.5779° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km WNW of Naranjal, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-16 01:53:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-18 22:08:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 0.596 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us200082fd Id of event.
Event Code 200082fd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082fd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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