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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 4 km ESE of Propicia, Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.9211S, -79.6415WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 15:41:37 / December 20, 2016 @ 3:41 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.37 km (23 miles). Event id: us200082vm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082vm. Exact location of earthquake, -79.6415° West, 0.9211° North, depth 37.37 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:41:37 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 4 km (3 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Rosa Zarate, Muisne.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km ESE of Propicia, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.6415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.9211° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km ESE 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 15:41:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-21 16:39:43 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 326 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 1.289 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us200082vm Id of event.
Event Code 200082vm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082vm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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