A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 21:30:06 / April 20, 2016 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.77 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:30:06 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -79.9414° West, 0.5639° North, depth 25.77 km. Id of earthquake: us20005kab. Event ids that are associated: us20005kab. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rosa Zarate, Pedernales, Esmeraldas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km ESE of Muisne, Ecuador.
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