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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 37 km SE of Pedernales, Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.1562S, -79.8123WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000brf6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brf6. The temblor was detected at 07:38:51 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -79.8123° West, latitude -0.1562° South, depth = 69.14 km. Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 12:38:51 / November 19, 2017 @ 12:38 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.14 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Muisne, Calceta, Tosagua. Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 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. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km SE of Pedernales, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.8123° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1562° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SE of Pedernales, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-19 12:38:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-03 06:54:24 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 259 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 1.322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us2000brf6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000brf6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000brf6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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