A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -80.2603 West, latitude 0.6051 North, depth = 15.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 08:33:48 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005k37. Unique identifier: us20005k37. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.68 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:33:48 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Pedernales (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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