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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag strikes near Santa Elena in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.9858S, -80.8081WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Santa Elena in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 18.52 km, -80.8081° West, -1.9858° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 07:04:04 / March 31, 2019 @ 7:04 am. Unique identifier: us2000k7vu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000k7vu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.52 km (12 miles). The 6.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:04:04 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rocafuerte, Yaguachi Nuevo, Balzar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km N of Santa Elena, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.8081° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9858° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km N 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 07:04:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-31 07:27:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.54 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 593 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 1.621 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us2000k7vu Id of event.
Event Code 2000k7vu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k7vu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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