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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 15 km NW of Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Earthquake location 1.0705S, -79.733WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Esmeraldas in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 10:35:17 / January 15, 2021 @ 10:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -79.733° West, 1.0705° North. Event id: us7000d0ab. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0ab. The temblor was picked up at 10:35:17 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Valdez, Muisne (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NW of Esmeraldas, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.733° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.0705° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km NW of Esmeraldas, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-15 10:35:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-15 12:04:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 340 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 1.525 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us7000d0ab Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0ab An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0ab, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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