A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Manta in Ecuador on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005jj6. Event ids that are associated: us20005jj6. The temblor was detected at 13:38:12 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.7746 West, latitude -1.0564 South, depth = 21.21 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 18:38:12 / April 18, 2016 @ 6:38 pm. 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 Balzar, Colimes, Chone. The epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SSW of Manta, Ecuador.
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