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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador

Earthquake location -0.2708S, -80.366WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/04/18 / 2018-04-24 00:58:47 / April 24, 2018 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -80.366° West, -0.2708° South, depth 23.61 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.61 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000dr1w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dr1w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:58:47 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Montecristi, Portoviejo, Manta (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 thirteen 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km N of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.366° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2708° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km N 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 2018-04-24 00:58:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-24 01:36:56 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 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 1.886 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000dr1w Id of event.
Event Code 1000dr1w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dr1w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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