Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador

Earthquake location 0.1997S, -79.6873WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 09:05:28 / December 17, 2017 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -79.6873° West, latitude 0.1997° North, depth = 62.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.92 km (39 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000c5dv. Event ids that are associated: us2000c5dv. The temblor was detected at 04:05:28 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Esmeraldas, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Muisne (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km WSW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.6873° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.1997° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km WSW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-17 09:05:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-05 07:40:11 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 259 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 1.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us2000c5dv Id of event.
Event Code 2000c5dv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c5dv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply