A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:59:07 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 00:59:07 / April 17, 2016 @ 12:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.339 West, latitude 0.356 North, depth = 27.25 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005j3z. Unique identifier: us20005j3z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.25 km (17 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rosa Zarate, Muisne, Pedernales. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 45 km (28 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 five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km SW of Muisne, Ecuador.
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