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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Valdez in Ecuador

Earthquake location 1.3639S, -79.43WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Valdez in Ecuador. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.39 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.43 West, latitude 1.3639 North, depth = 37.39 km. Unique identifier: us10008ptt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ptt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:15:50 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 16:15:50 / May 1, 2017 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tumaco, San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tumaco (c. 86 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km WNW of Valdez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.43° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.3639° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km WNW of Valdez, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-01 16:15:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-23 13:19:36 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 246 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 0.845 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us10008ptt Id of event.
Event Code 10008ptt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ptt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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