A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 71 kilometers (44 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). Exact location of earthquake, -80.8126° West, -0.0855° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20005jly. Event ids that are associated: us20005jly. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 21:15:52 / April 18, 2016 @ 9:15 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:15:52 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rocafuerte, Tosagua, Manta. Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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