A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.0561° West, 0.562° North, depth 15.38 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.38 km (10 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 22:22:26 / April 19, 2016 @ 10:22 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005jyu. Event ids that are associated: us20005jyu. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:22:26 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Pedernales (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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