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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Pedro Carbo in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.1604S, -80.3578WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Pedro Carbo in Ecuador. The temblor was reported at 10:25:23 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007m4m. Unique identifier: us10007m4m. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 15:25:23 / December 22, 2016 @ 3:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.3578° West, -2.1604° South.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colimes, Palestina, Yaguachi Nuevo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from El Triunfo (c. 32 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 fourteen 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km SSW of Pedro Carbo, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.1604° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SSW of Pedro Carbo, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-22 15:25:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-22 22:28:57 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 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 223 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 1.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 213 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 us10007m4m Id of event.
Event Code 10007m4m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007m4m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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