A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. The temblor was picked up at 07:31:16 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005kg9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kg9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 12:31:16 / April 21, 2016 @ 12:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2336 West, latitude -0.1661 South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Muisne, Rocafuerte, Junín.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km SW of Pedernales, Ecuador.
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