A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ja5. Unique identifier: us20005ja5. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:24:01 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 20:24:01 / April 17, 2016 @ 8:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.9003 West, latitude 0.57 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedernales, Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km ESE of Muisne, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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