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Minor earthquake: M3.6 quake has struck near Rocafuerte in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.8489S, -80.3887WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Rocafuerte in Ecuador on Monday. Global time and date of event 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 01:52:37 / July 19, 2016 @ 1:52 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 20:52:37 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fph. Id of event: us20006fph. The epicenter was at a depth of 33.58 km (21 miles). Exact location of event, depth 33.58 km, -80.3887° West, -0.8489° South.

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Balzar, Paján, Jipijapa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km NNE of Rocafuerte, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3887° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.8489° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NNE of Rocafuerte, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-19 01:52:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-19 04:50:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 200 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 1.648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us20006fph Id of event.
Event Code 20006fph An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fph, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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