A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.24 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.4716° West, -0.2911° South, depth 14.24 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:32 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 00:29:32 / April 17, 2016 @ 12:29 am. Id of earthquake: us20005j3i. Event ids that are associated: us20005j3i.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sucre, Santa Ana, Montecristi. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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