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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Celica in Ecuador

Earthquake location -4.0956S, -80.1547WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Celica in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us6000dhav. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dhav. Exact location, longitude -80.1547° West, latitude -4.0956° South, depth = 71.44 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.44 km (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:18:33 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 05:18:33 / February 13, 2021 @ 5:18 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sullana, Marcavelica, Loja. Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Loja (c. 117 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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 eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km W of Celica, Ecuador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.1547° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.0956° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22 km W of Celica, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-13 05:18:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 05:38:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 433 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 8.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us6000dhav Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhav An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhav, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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