A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The temblor was reported at 08:53:42 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.523 West, latitude -0.3353 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20005kh1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kh1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 13:53:42 / April 21, 2016 @ 1:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Montecristi, Portoviejo, Junín. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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