A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 16:26:49 / April 20, 2016 @ 4:26 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.7546° West, -0.095° South. The temblor was reported at 11:26:49 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005kcr. Event ids that are associated: us20005kcr.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedernales, Bahía de Caráquez (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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