A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Manta in Ecuador. Event id: us20005kc2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kc2. Exact location of earthquake, -81.08° West, -0.7° South, depth 5 km. The temblor was reported at 21:09:26 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 02:09:26 / April 18, 2016 @ 2:09 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Portoviejo, Rocafuerte, Bahía de Caráquez (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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