Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Santa Elena in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.4888S, -80.7807WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Santa Elena in Ecuador on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 07:20:09 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.65 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -80.7807° West, latitude -2.4888° South, depth = 42.65 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700062am. Id of event: us700062am. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/11/19 / 2019-11-02 12:20:09 / November 2, 2019 @ 12:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Lucía, Playas, Salinas. The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km SSE of Santa Elena, Ecuador.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7807° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.4888° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSE 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 2019-11-02 12:20:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-02 13:47:37 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 1.522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us700062am Id of event.
Event Code 700062am An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700062am, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply