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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.7017S, -80.6372WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -80.6372° West, latitude -0.7017° South, depth = 39.51 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:14:40 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 16:14:40 / March 1, 2018 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.51 km (25 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9sj. Id of event: us2000d9sj.

Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paján, Jipijapa, Sucre (min 5000 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 ten 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km WSW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.6372° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.7017° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km WSW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-01 16:14:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-01 18:53:48 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 326 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 1.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000d9sj Id of event.
Event Code 2000d9sj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d9sj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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