A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -80.0744° West, latitude 0.277° North, depth = 33.01 km. The temblor was detected at 18:47:44 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005j2w. Event ids that are associated: us20005j2w. The epicenter was at a depth of 33.01 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 23:47:44 / April 16, 2016 @ 11:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Esmeraldas, Rosa Zarate, Muisne. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 21 km N of Pedernales, Ecuador.
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