A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005jip. Event ids that are associated: us20005jip. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 17:07:33 / April 18, 2016 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -80.5268° West, latitude -0.3537° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:07:33 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Ana, Portoviejo, Montecristi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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