A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Yantzaza in Ecuador on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 07:15:12 / April 9, 2016 @ 7:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -78.2063 West, latitude -4.2658 South, depth = 32.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.94 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005giv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005giv. The temblor was detected at 02:15:12 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Zamora (c. 15 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yantzaza (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zamora, Yantzaza (min 5000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 78 km SE of Yantzaza, Ecuador.
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