A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The temblor was picked up at 04:23:40 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005j6q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j6q. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.7163° West, -0.2522° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 09:23:40 / April 17, 2016 @ 9:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Junín, Portoviejo, Calceta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 50 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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