A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 20:50:39 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 01:50:39 / April 20, 2016 @ 1:50 am. Unique identifier: us20005kcj. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005kcj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -80.0739° West, latitude 0.6426° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rosa Zarate, Pedernales, Esmeraldas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty 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: 6 km NW of Muisne, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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