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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake: Near Coast Of Ecuador

Summary

The red marker denotes the earthquake epicenter.

On Wed May 18th 2016 16:46:44 (UTC) the seismic network recorded an earthquake (preliminary 6.8 mww) located in Near Coast Of Ecuador. Seismic region Andean South America.

The epicentral distance (i.e. distance separating the location to the epicenter) to the closest station 061Z in the network is 2,830.9 km.

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Details

Time:Wed May 18th 2016 16:46:44 (UTC)
Magnitude:6.8 mww
Location:(0.4651,-79.6406)
Depth:31.0 km
Author:USGS:us
evid,orid:698416,709491
nass,ndef:253,0
Authoritative:y

Proximity to Population Centers

Event and active stations

The red marker denotes the earthquake epicenter.

Seismic waveforms for closest station

Closest station with identified signal. Not filtered.

Seismic waveforms for vertical channels in network

Subset of several stations close to the event. Not filtered.

Signal description at some stations

STA_CHANS-E DeltaS-E AzimuthPhase TimeSignal/NoiseTime ResidualV. ModelAutharid
061Z_BHZ25.43°177.05°P2016-05-18 16:52:08.55 UTC26.918-0.419iasp91tele415070
060A_BHZ26.58°178.39°P2016-05-18 16:52:18.2633 UTC10.988-1.111iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415071
656A_BHZ29.035°174.03°P2016-05-18 16:52:38.7689 UTC17.235-2.555iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415075
553A_BHZ30.071°170.41°P2016-05-18 16:52:48.6904 UTC22.186-1.807iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415077
456A_BHZ30.344°175.28°P2016-05-18 16:52:50.4483 UTC7.9867-2.46iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415079
451A_BHZ30.703°167.98°P2016-05-18 16:52:53.9018 UTC8.198-2.176iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415081
545B_BHZ31.328°158.78°P2016-05-18 16:52:59.6332 UTC-1-1.944iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415540
352A_BHZ31.415°169.82°P2016-05-18 16:53:00.1695 UTC-1-2.175iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415541
257A_BHZ31.537°177.35°P2016-05-18 16:53:01.2747 UTC6.4022-2.136iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415086
255A_BHZ31.575°174.58°P2016-05-18 16:53:01.2603 UTC13.003-2.488iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415085
250A_BHZ32.129°167.47°P2016-05-18 16:53:06.675 UTC17.216-1.928iasp91tele415087
346B_BHZ32.291°161.37°P2016-05-18 16:53:08.4313 UTC-1-1.594iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415542
154A_BHZ32.314°173.51°P2016-05-18 16:53:08.0494 UTC38.324-2.172iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415088
152A_BHZ32.557°170.53°P2016-05-18 16:53:09.525 UTC118.09-2.825iasp91tele415089
344B_BHZ32.718°159.15°P2016-05-18 16:53:12.123 UTC22.466-1.629iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415091
441B_BHZ32.901°154.45°P2016-05-18 16:53:13.5424 UTC-1-1.808iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415543
342B_BHZ33.16°156.33°P2016-05-18 16:53:15.7121 UTC6.8785-1.901iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415095
Z51A_BHZ33.261°169.87°P2016-05-18 16:53:16.05 UTC62.129-2.436iasp91tele415094
735B_BHZ33.273°145.37°P2016-05-18 16:53:16.7361 UTC-1-1.854iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415544
146B_BHZ33.373°162.7°P2016-05-18 16:53:17.4044 UTC6.963-2.057iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415096
Y58A_BHZ33.441°179.95°P2016-05-18 16:53:18.4384 UTC9.1046-1.612iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415097
Y59A_BHZ33.532°181.39°P2016-05-18 16:53:19.1228 UTC19.156-1.725iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415101
Y57A_BHZ33.559°178.64°P2016-05-18 16:53:19.55 UTC13.407-1.532iasp91tele415098
Y60A_BHZ33.566°182.58°P2016-05-18 16:53:19.825 UTC16.551-1.316iasp91tele415099
Y52A_BHZ33.655°172°P2016-05-18 16:53:19.3614 UTC38.774-2.554iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415100
Z47B_BHZ33.679°164.67°P2016-05-18 16:53:19.289 UTC22.567-2.836iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415102
Y49A_BHZ33.991°167.83°P2016-05-18 16:53:21.6698 UTC59.19-3.155iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415104
143B_BHZ34.089°158.67°P2016-05-18 16:53:22.4283 UTC-1-3.247iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415545
X58A_BHZ34.091°180.54°P2016-05-18 16:53:23.4984 UTC-1-2.193iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415546
X51A_BHZ34.448°170.75°P2016-05-18 16:53:26.275 UTC50.973-2.502iasp91tele415105
Y45B_BHZ34.667°162.4°P2016-05-18 16:53:28.75 UTC45.156-1.919iasp91tele415108
X48A_BHZ34.685°166.91°P2016-05-18 16:53:27.7582 UTC89.684-3.068iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415106
W57A_BHZ34.689°179.38°P2016-05-18 16:53:28.65 UTC38.512-2.213iasp91tele415107
W52A_BHZ34.859°172.48°P2016-05-18 16:53:29.9634 UTC45.453-2.358iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415110
237B_BHZ35.038°150.99°P2016-05-18 16:53:31.9615 UTC14.936-1.907iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415112
W50A_BHZ35.135°170.11°P2016-05-18 16:53:31.925 UTC193.23-2.778iasp91tele415111
V53A_BHZ35.328°174.51°P2016-05-18 16:53:33.9 UTC101.66-2.458iasp91tele415113
V58A_BHZ35.332°180.91°P2016-05-18 16:53:34.056 UTC50.54-2.34iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415115
V55A_BHZ35.417°177.28°P2016-05-18 16:53:34.95 UTC46.74-2.173iasp91tele415114
V61A_BHZ35.441°185.29°P2016-05-18 16:53:35.4402 UTC13.299-1.888iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415118
V52A_BHZ35.567°173.19°P2016-05-18 16:53:35.7 UTC122.44-2.713iasp91tele415116
V51A_BHZ35.609°171.89°P2016-05-18 16:53:36.175 UTC114.68-2.593iasp91tele415117
W45B_BHZ35.815°163.54°P2016-05-18 16:53:37.1848 UTC15.484-3.354iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415120
Z38B_BHZ35.825°153.12°P2016-05-18 16:53:38.3889 UTC9.6548-2.233iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415121
U56A_BHZ35.889°178.73°P2016-05-18 16:53:39.4811 UTC47.763-1.685iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415124
V48A_BHZ35.902°167.69°P2016-05-18 16:53:38.525 UTC254.77-2.753iasp91tele415119
U59A_BHZ35.928°183.15°P2016-05-18 16:53:39.75 UTC54.053-1.756iasp91tele415123
U54A_BHZ36.112°176.3°P2016-05-18 16:53:40.5884 UTC49.907-2.49iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415125
U49A_BHZ36.494°169.64°P2016-05-18 16:53:42.675 UTC125.97-3.66iasp91tele415126
T57A_BHZ36.535°180.65°P2016-05-18 16:53:44.35 UTC59.988-2.333iasp91tele415127
T59A_BHZ36.557°183.5°P2016-05-18 16:53:45.175 UTC56.031-1.7iasp91tele415129
T60A_BHZ36.773°184.86°P2016-05-18 16:53:46.7788 UTC17.263-1.928iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415148
Z35B_BHZ36.795°149.66°P2016-05-18 16:53:46.9296 UTC26.27-1.968iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415147
T50A_BHZ36.87°171.32°P2016-05-18 16:53:45.8677 UTC-1-3.665iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415548
T47A_BHZ37.17°167.58°P2016-05-18 16:53:48.525 UTC85.593-3.552iasp91tele415149
S57A_BHZ37.301°181.13°P2016-05-18 16:53:50.6746 UTC36.699-2.513iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415155
S51A_BHZ37.352°173.48°P2016-05-18 16:53:50.425 UTC171.89-3.199iasp91tele415153
S54A_BHZ37.366°177.25°P2016-05-18 16:53:51.05 UTC47.899-2.692iasp91tele415154
S61A_BHZ37.395°186.54°P2016-05-18 16:53:52.035 UTC-1-1.947iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415549
T45B_BHZ37.487°165.1°P2016-05-18 16:53:50.7022 UTC36.157-4.065iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415157
R58B_BHZ37.534°182.89°P2016-05-18 16:53:53.475 UTC56.204-1.682iasp91tele415401
R55A_BHZ37.82°179.22°P2016-05-18 16:53:55.7206 UTC58.588-1.856iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415162
R53A_BHZ37.925°176.24°P2016-05-18 16:53:55.875 UTC56.223-2.589iasp91tele415160
R50A_BHZ38.061°172.38°P2016-05-18 16:53:56.425 UTC131.25-3.184iasp91tele415161
R61A_BHZ38.071°186.99°P2016-05-18 16:53:57.8369 UTC6.1086-1.856iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415166
R49A_BHZ38.167°171.03°P2016-05-18 16:53:57.05 UTC78.111-3.447iasp91tele415163
S44A_BHZ38.269°164.36°P2016-05-18 16:53:57.8272 UTC83.295-3.529iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415165
Q54A_BHZ38.534°178.08°P2016-05-18 16:54:00.825 UTC63.727-2.76iasp91tele415168
Q52A_BHZ38.572°175.79°P2016-05-18 16:54:01.1123 UTC78.473-2.794iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415169
Q51A_BHZ38.71°174.07°P2016-05-18 16:54:02.275 UTC158.72-2.785iasp91tele415172
P57A_BHZ39.047°182.58°P2016-05-18 16:54:06.1033 UTC37.674-1.776iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415181
P53A_BHZ39.054°177.22°P2016-05-18 16:54:05.275 UTC79.692-2.669iasp91tele415175
P51A_BHZ39.142°174.58°P2016-05-18 16:54:05.5 UTC39.602-3.172iasp91tele415176
S39B_BHZ39.303°158.07°P2016-05-18 16:54:06.15 UTC232.14-3.872iasp91tele415177
P48A_BHZ39.352°170.85°P2016-05-18 16:54:06.175 UTC93.687-4.254iasp91tele415179
Q44B_BHZ39.387°165.12°P2016-05-18 16:54:06.65 UTC147.23-4.066iasp91tele415180
P61A_BHZ39.457°187.64°P2016-05-18 16:54:09.8558 UTC9.0789-1.45iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415190
R40B_BHZ39.566°159.93°P2016-05-18 16:54:08.525 UTC145.34-3.684iasp91tele415183
T35B_BHZ39.65°152.95°P2016-05-18 16:54:09.7885 UTC36.49-3.124iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415189
O52A_BHZ39.701°176.56°P2016-05-18 16:54:10.05 UTC71.725-3.285iasp91tele415185
O54A_BHZ39.723°178.85°P2016-05-18 16:54:10.875 UTC101.83-2.639iasp91tele415188
P46A_BHZ39.757°168.12°P2016-05-18 16:54:09.8 UTC52.839-4.003iasp91tele415184
O49A_BHZ39.952°172.68°P2016-05-18 16:54:11.4398 UTC61.152-3.98iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415192
P43A_BHZ40.201°164.58°P2016-05-18 16:54:13.6 UTC97.889-3.879iasp91tele415195
N53A_BHZ40.356°178.15°P2016-05-18 16:54:15.625 UTC53.328-3.141iasp91tele415201
N58A_BHZ40.462°184.51°P2016-05-18 16:54:17.8173 UTC97.648-1.821iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415211
O44A_BHZ40.493°166.33°P2016-05-18 16:54:15.6367 UTC34.68-4.26iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415204
N51A_BHZ40.529°175.79°P2016-05-18 16:54:16.875 UTC50.372-3.321iasp91tele415207
N49A_BHZ40.666°173.02°P2016-05-18 16:54:17.5505 UTC35.46-3.776iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415213
P40B_BHZ40.675°160.75°P2016-05-18 16:54:17.525 UTC74.827-3.874iasp91tele415208
N47A_BHZ40.786°170.71°P2016-05-18 16:54:17.9624 UTC-1-4.355iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415551
N62A_BHZ40.851°189.46°P2016-05-18 16:54:21.0192 UTC8.0249-1.836iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415225
M57A_BHZ40.935°183.84°P2016-05-18 16:54:21.525 UTC176.28-2.02iasp91tele415223
M55A_BHZ41.011°181.33°P2016-05-18 16:54:21.325 UTC50.394-2.845iasp91tele415220
M50A_BHZ41.054°174.82°P2016-05-18 16:54:21.1 UTC74.576-3.421iasp91tele415218
M52A_BHZ41.105°177.39°P2016-05-18 16:54:21.617 UTC15.775-3.322iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415228
P38B_BHZ41.161°158.61°P2016-05-18 16:54:21.3977 UTC28.313-4.005iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415226
N41A_BHZ41.51°162.94°P2016-05-18 16:54:24.125 UTC37.254-4.139iasp91tele415232
M63A_BHZ41.511°191.5°P2016-05-18 16:54:26.825 UTC65.885-1.446iasp91tele415240
M44A_BHZ41.623°167.29°P2016-05-18 16:54:24.425 UTC23.457-4.763iasp91tele415234
L48A_BHZ41.703°172.79°P2016-05-18 16:54:26.1 UTC43.376-3.747iasp91tele415236
L56A_BHZ41.714°183.13°P2016-05-18 16:54:27.775 UTC103.79-2.157iasp91tele415244
R32B_BHZ41.8°150.65°P2016-05-18 16:54:29. UTC69.111-1.642iasp91tele415248
L59A_BHZ41.93°186.89°P2016-05-18 16:54:30.025 UTC62.951-1.676iasp91tele415254
L46A_BHZ41.978°170.02°P2016-05-18 16:54:28.65 UTC10.84-3.445iasp91tele415246
N38B_BHZ42.171°159.51°P2016-05-18 16:54:30.125 UTC82.688-3.543iasp91tele415256
L64A_BHZ42.223°193.16°P2016-05-18 16:54:31.5272 UTC13.958-2.564iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415268
K57A_BHZ42.359°184.64°P2016-05-18 16:54:32.8 UTC200.53-2.399iasp91tele415266
K50A_BHZ42.394°175.57°P2016-05-18 16:54:31.6635 UTC35.561-3.822iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415262
L42A_BHZ42.51°165.07°P2016-05-18 16:54:31.7573 UTC55.549-4.67iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415264
K62A_BHZ42.721°190.95°P2016-05-18 16:54:36.6 UTC41.121-1.535iasp91tele415286
J54A_BHZ42.817°181.47°P2016-05-18 16:54:35.85 UTC40.611-3.067iasp91tele415278
J55A_BHZ42.832°182.68°P2016-05-18 16:54:35.7798 UTC51.716-3.256iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415288
J56A_BHZ42.883°184.09°P2016-05-18 16:54:36.45 UTC116.44-3.003iasp91tele415284
L40A_BHZ42.886°162.84°P2016-05-18 16:54:35.55 UTC26.011-3.924iasp91tele415276
N35B_BHZ42.922°156.12°P2016-05-18 16:54:36.325 UTC28.345-3.444iasp91tele415282
K43A_BHZ42.954°167.19°P2016-05-18 16:54:35.45 UTC33.744-4.573iasp91tele415274
J47A_BHZ43.024°172.4°P2016-05-18 16:54:36.7346 UTC12.867-3.855iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415292
J57A_BHZ43.068°185.34°P2016-05-18 16:54:38.225 UTC73.787-2.725iasp91tele415290
J58A_BHZ43.072°186.38°P2016-05-18 16:54:38.75 UTC86.376-2.228iasp91tele415294
J59A_BHZ43.244°187.51°P2016-05-18 16:54:39.9 UTC171.31-2.47iasp91tele415299
J61A_BHZ43.347°190.35°P2016-05-18 16:54:42.125 UTC52.958-1.076iasp91tele415306
N33B_BHZ43.392°153.56°P2016-05-18 16:54:40.572 UTC39.693-2.993iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415304
I49A_BHZ43.567°175.38°P2016-05-18 16:54:41.025 UTC94.612-3.953iasp91tele415301
K38B_BHZ43.798°160.84°P2016-05-18 16:54:42.25 UTC68.002-4.583iasp91tele415308
I45A_BHZ43.965°170.48°P2016-05-18 16:54:43.4892 UTC6.41-4.684iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415309
I62A_BHZ44.036°191.99°P2016-05-18 16:54:47.725 UTC20.906-1.017iasp91tele415316
L34B_BHZ44.156°155.58°P2016-05-18 16:54:45.6965 UTC8.6542-4.009iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415314
I42A_BHZ44.205°166.64°P2016-05-18 16:54:45.95 UTC99.005-4.148iasp91tele415311
I63A_BHZ44.326°193.02°P2016-05-18 16:54:50.075 UTC43.43-0.987iasp91tele415466
I40B_BHZ44.515°164.24°P2016-05-18 16:54:48.55 UTC37.039-4.024iasp91tele415454
H43A_BHZ44.593°168.38°P2016-05-18 16:54:49.025 UTC150.88-4.174iasp91tele415459
H62A_BHZ44.747°192.1°P2016-05-18 16:54:53.15 UTC70.111-1.28iasp91tele415475
G45A_BHZ44.892°171.46°P2016-05-18 16:54:51.575 UTC74.005-4.008iasp91tele415470
I37B_BHZ45.24°160.43°P2016-05-18 16:54:54.05 UTC26.705-4.298iasp91tele415476
G62A_BHZ45.472°192.83°P2016-05-18 16:54:58.95 UTC243.11-1.235iasp91tele415486
K31B_BHZ45.514°152.68°P2016-05-18 16:54:58.0236 UTC26.298-2.497iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415483
G40A_BHZ45.764°165.18°P2016-05-18 16:54:58.625 UTC156-3.873iasp91tele415484
F42A_BHZ45.907°168.13°P2016-05-18 16:54:59.8835 UTC26.953-3.743iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415493
G65A_BHZ45.991°196.91°P2016-05-18 16:55:03.125 UTC39.868-1.161iasp91tele415503
E46A_BHZ46.084°173.52°P2016-05-18 16:55:00.775 UTC163.7-4.24iasp91tele415495
F63A_BHZ46.181°194.68°P2016-05-18 16:55:04.2 UTC31.695-1.58iasp91tele415504
E43A_BHZ46.362°169.81°P2016-05-18 16:55:02.85 UTC268.57-4.354iasp91tele415501
F64A_BHZ46.473°195.67°P2016-05-18 16:55:06.975 UTC41.953-1.101iasp91tele415505
E63A_BHZ46.99°195.37°P2016-05-18 16:55:10.9 UTC80.075-1.226iasp91tele415510
F36B_BHZ47.012°160.85°P2016-05-18 16:55:07.9062 UTC117.92-4.387iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415506
D41A_BHZ47.242°167.8°P2016-05-18 16:55:10.375 UTC183.48-3.718iasp91tele415507
E38A_BHZ47.305°163.69°P2016-05-18 16:55:10.475 UTC32.668-4.108iasp91tele415508
D62A_BHZ47.524°194.43°P2016-05-18 16:55:14.575 UTC278.61-1.713iasp91tele415512
F33B_BHZ47.682°157.2°P2016-05-18 16:55:13.375 UTC57.728-4.133iasp91tele415511
D32B_BHZ49.069°156.72°P2016-05-18 16:55:24.2902 UTC-1-3.914iasp91dbp:tcox:16139415554
B35B_BHZ49.42°161.31°P2016-05-18 16:55:26.7 UTC49.151-4.189iasp91tele415395
E28B_BHZ49.654°151.88°P2016-05-18 16:55:30.1 UTC59.829-2.578iasp91tele415515

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