A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2714 West, latitude -0.275 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 13:25:45 / April 18, 2016 @ 1:25 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:25:45 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jhl. Id of event: us20005jhl.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Ana, Muisne, Montecristi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NNE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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