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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.3328S, -80.5066WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.41 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100095nr. Event ids that are associated: us100095nr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/17 / 2017-06-30 22:29:44 / June 30, 2017 @ 10:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -80.5066° West, -0.3328° South, depth 7.41 km. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:29:44 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Muisne, Jipijapa, Sucre (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 31 km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5066° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.3328° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2017-06-30 22:29:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-30 22:48:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 559 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 1.903 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100095nr Id of event.
Event Code 100095nr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100095nr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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