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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Salinas in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.0117S, -80.987WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Salinas in Ecuador. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.987° West, -2.0117° South. The temblor was detected at 02:08:51 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 07:08:51 / March 31, 2019 @ 7:08 am. Id of earthquake: us2000k7w1. Event ids that are associated: us2000k7w1.

Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pedro Carbo (c. 23 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sucre, Lomas de Sargentillo, Playas (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km N of Salinas, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.987° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.0117° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km N of Salinas, 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 07:08:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-31 07:45:57 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 385 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 1.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us2000k7w1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000k7w1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k7w1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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