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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Jipijapa in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.3873S, -80.9617WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jipijapa in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.9617 West, latitude -1.3873 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 23:02:13 / April 27, 2016 @ 11:02 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:02:13 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005c1p. Id of event: us10005c1p.

Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinas, Rocafuerte, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 42 km W of Jipijapa, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.9617° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.3873° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km W of Jipijapa, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-27 23:02:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 23:54:30 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 271 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 2.094 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us10005c1p Id of event.
Event Code 10005c1p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005c1p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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