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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 1 km S of Propicia, Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.9226S, -79.6844WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007llb. Unique identifier: us10007llb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 01:04:51 / December 21, 2016 @ 1:04 am. Exact location of earthquake, -79.6844° West, 0.9226° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:04:51 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Rosa Zarate, Muisne (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 5 km (3 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 1 km S of Propicia, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.6844° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.9226° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km S 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 2016-12-21 01:04:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-21 01:36:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.3 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 356 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 1.319 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us10007llb Id of event.
Event Code 10007llb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007llb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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