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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Santa Elena in Ecuador

Earthquake location -1.9489S, -80.717WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Santa Elena in Ecuador on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 07:27:16 / March 31, 2019 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.57 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:27:16 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000k7w6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000k7w6. Exact location of earthquake, -80.717° West, -1.9489° South, depth 32.57 km.

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Portoviejo, Montecristi, Eloy Alfaro. Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 34 km NNE of Santa Elena, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.717° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9489° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNE of Santa Elena, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-31 07:27:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-31 08:16:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 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 401 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 1.546 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us2000k7w6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000k7w6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k7w6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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