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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Salinas in Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.1074S, -81.2854WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Salinas in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 19:49:49 / May 22, 2020 @ 7:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -81.2854 West, latitude -2.1074 South, depth = 35.87 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:49:49 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.87 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us70009nqz. Event ids that are associated: us70009nqz.

Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Elena, La Libertad, Salinas (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 37 km WNW of Salinas, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -81.2854° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.1074° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km WNW 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 2020-05-22 19:49:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-23 18:19:36 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 284 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 3.105 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us70009nqz Id of event.
Event Code 70009nqz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009nqz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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