A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 01:49:16 / April 20, 2016 @ 1:49 am. Exact location of event, longitude -79.9505 West, latitude 0.6568 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:49:16 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005kcg. Event ids that are associated: us20005kcg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedernales, Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas. Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 11 km NE of Muisne, Ecuador.
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