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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.2522S, -80.7163WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The temblor was picked up at 04:23:40 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005j6q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j6q. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.7163° West, -0.2522° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 09:23:40 / April 17, 2016 @ 9:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Junín, Portoviejo, Calceta (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 50 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7163° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2522° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-17 09:23:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 09:48:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.97 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 465 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 2.22 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20005j6q Id of event.
Event Code 20005j6q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j6q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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