A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The temblor was detected at 21:03:15 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 02:03:15 / April 19, 2016 @ 2:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.7592° West, -0.3374° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005jpe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jpe.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedernales, Junín, Calceta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 47 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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