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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.2813S, -80.8333WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 23:16:33 / July 1, 2017 @ 11:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -80.8333° West, -0.2813° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100097t8. Id of event: us100097t8. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:16:33 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Montecristi, Tosagua, Rocafuerte (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Close 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 58 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.8333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2813° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NW 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 2017-07-01 23:16:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-14 04:57:35 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 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 1.898 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us100097t8 Id of event.
Event Code 100097t8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100097t8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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