A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 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 time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 22:31:32 / April 20, 2016 @ 10:31 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:31:32 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.57 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -80.7967 West, latitude -0.4688 South, depth = 28.57 km. Event id: us20005kaq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kaq.
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sucre, Santa Ana, Junín (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 44 km WNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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