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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Santa Elena in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.9238S, -80.816WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Santa Elena in Ecuador. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000kcet. Unique identifier: us2000kcet. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 08:54:18 / March 31, 2019 @ 8:54 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:54:18 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.816° West, -1.9238° South, depth 10 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Triunfo, Santa Ana, Playas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from El Triunfo (c. 32 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 34 km N of Santa Elena, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.816° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9238° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km 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 08:54:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-28 12:08:59 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 298 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 1.648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us2000kcet Id of event.
Event Code 2000kcet An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000kcet, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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