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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 10 km SE of Jipijapa, Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.3867S, -80.506WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Jipijapa in Ecuador on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 37.43 km, -80.506° West, -1.3867° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 04:12:12 / February 15, 2017 @ 4:12 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.43 km (23 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:12:12 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008jvp. Event ids that are associated: us20008jvp.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chone, Bahía de Caráquez, Vinces. Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vinces (c. 32 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km SE of Jipijapa, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.506° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.3867° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SE 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 2017-02-15 04:12:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-15 22:00:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 312 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 0.93 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us20008jvp Id of event.
Event Code 20008jvp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jvp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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