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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.2771S, -80.2264WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.22 km (21 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/16 / 2016-07-22 06:31:29 / July 22, 2016 @ 6:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:31:29 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20006gs5. Unique identifier: us20006gs5. Exact location, longitude -80.2264° West, latitude -0.2771° South, depth = 34.22 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Portoviejo, Rocafuerte, Junín (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 41 km NNE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.2264° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2771° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km NNE 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 2016-07-22 06:31:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-14 09:46:51 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 284 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 1.787 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us20006gs5 Id of event.
Event Code 20006gs5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006gs5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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