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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Rocafuerte in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.9801S, -80.3364WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Rocafuerte in Ecuador on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:25:29 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 04:25:29 / August 26, 2016 @ 4:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20006u4h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006u4h. Exact location of event, longitude -80.3364 West, latitude -0.9801 South, depth = 10 km.

The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quevedo, Pedro Carbo, Vinces.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km ESE of Rocafuerte, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3364° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.9801° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ESE 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 2016-08-26 04:25:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-26 04:38:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 340 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 1.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us20006u4h Id of event.
Event Code 20006u4h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006u4h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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