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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Santa Elena in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.9469S, -80.7096WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Santa Elena in Ecuador. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 07:28:49 / March 31, 2019 @ 7:28 am. The temblor was detected at 02:28:49 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000k7w8. Event ids that are associated: us2000k7w8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -80.7096° West, latitude -1.9469° South, depth = 10 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palestina, Balzar, Samborondón.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 35 km NNE of Santa Elena, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7096° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9469° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km NNE of Santa Elena, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-31 07:28:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-31 08:01:24 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 449 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 1.54 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000k7w8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000k7w8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k7w8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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