A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.434° West, -0.2463° South. Event id: us20005k7l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k7l. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 16:30:53 / April 20, 2016 @ 4:30 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:30:53 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Montecristi, Portoviejo, Manta.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km N of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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