A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -80.2623° West, 0.6654° North, depth 18.28 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 08:25:07 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.28 km (11 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k35. Id of event: us20005k35. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:25:07 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Pedernales (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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. 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: 26 km WNW of Muisne, Ecuador.
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