A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us20005j5g. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005j5g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.4265° West, 0.274° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 05:42:51 / April 17, 2016 @ 5:42 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:42:51 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Muisne, Pedernales.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 46 km WNW of Pedernales, Ecuador.
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