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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.1602S, -80.6517WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 09:44:50 / January 15, 2017 @ 9:44 am. Exact location of event, depth 35.57 km, -80.6517° West, -0.1602° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007tdb. Unique identifier: us10007tdb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.57 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:44:50 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calceta, Manta, Rocafuerte (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 two and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.6517° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1602° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km NNW 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 2017-01-15 09:44:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-15 10:01:05 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 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 2.157 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 99 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 us10007tdb Id of event.
Event Code 10007tdb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007tdb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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