A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Manta in Ecuador. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 19:12:37 / April 18, 2016 @ 7:12 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jjr. Unique identifier: us20005jjr. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.8448° West, -1.0294° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:12:37 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chone, Calceta, Paján. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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