A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Saturday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:02:08 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005j4m. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005j4m. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -80.6308 West, latitude -0.2586 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 04:02:08 / April 17, 2016 @ 4:02 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Portoviejo, Junín, Montecristi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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