A major earthquake with magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has been issued near Muisne in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.16 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00o5r3xd, us20005j32, pt16107050. Unique identifier: us20005j32. Exact location of event, depth 20.16 km, -79.972° West, 0.3482° North. The temblor was reported at 18:58:37 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 23:58:37 / April 16, 2016 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 134 km (84 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 130 km (80 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 149 km (92 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rocafuerte, Valdez, Junín (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious 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 has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 28 km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador.
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