A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 08:52:28 / April 17, 2016 @ 8:52 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:52:28 / 3:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -80.7213° West, latitude -0.4657° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j6e. Id of event: us20005j6e.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedernales, Santa Ana, Junín. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 37 km WNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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