A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j62. Id of event: us20005j62. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2668 West, latitude -0.4388 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:13:58 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 07:13:58 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:13 am.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quevedo, Balzar, Jipijapa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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