A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, -79.91° West, 0.56° North, depth 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 01:48:12 / April 20, 2016 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:48:12 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005kcb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kcb.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedernales, Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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