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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Pedernales in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.1148S, -80.153WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -80.153 West, latitude -0.1148 South, depth = 25.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:06:23 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.5 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 07:06:23 / April 25, 2016 @ 7:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005lia. Unique identifier: us20005lia.

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rocafuerte, Junín, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SSW of Pedernales, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.153° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1148° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSW 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 2016-04-25 07:06:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-25 09:52:06 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 326 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 1.877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us20005lia Id of event.
Event Code 20005lia An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005lia, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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