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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Tosagua in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.8674S, -80.3162WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tosagua in Ecuador. Event id: us1000c1i4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000c1i4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.3162 West, latitude -0.8674 South, depth = 30.61 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:30:23 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/01/18 / 2018-01-06 19:30:23 / January 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.61 km (19 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palenque, Colimes, Velasco Ibarra. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km SW of Tosagua, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3162° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.8674° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SW of Tosagua, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-06 19:30:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-20 06:26:00 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 271 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 1.473 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us1000c1i4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000c1i4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000c1i4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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