A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 02:18:01 / April 17, 2016 @ 2:18 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:18:01 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005j48. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j48. Exact location of earthquake, -80.3366° West, -0.2966° South, depth 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Ana, Montecristi, Portoviejo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km NNE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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