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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Pedernales in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.1661S, -80.2336WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. The temblor was picked up at 07:31:16 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005kg9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kg9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 12:31:16 / April 21, 2016 @ 12:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2336 West, latitude -0.1661 South, depth = 10 km.

Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Muisne, Rocafuerte, Junín.

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km SW of Pedernales, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.2336° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1661° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SW of Pedernales, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-21 12:31:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-21 12:56:33 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 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 1.741 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us20005kg9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005kg9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kg9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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