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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 10 km WSW of Propicia, Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.8955S, -79.7677WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us200082tc. Event ids that are associated: us200082tc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:49:58 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.7677 West, latitude 0.8955 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 10:49:58 / December 20, 2016 @ 10:49 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedernales, Valdez, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 10 km WSW of Propicia, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.7677° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.8955° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WSW of Propicia, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-20 10:49:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 12:31:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 354 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 1.534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200082tc Id of event.
Event Code 200082tc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082tc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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