A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.58 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 08:52:24 / April 22, 2016 @ 8:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, -80.5507° West, -0.2669° South, depth 46.58 km. The temblor was reported at 03:52:24 / 3:52 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kta. Unique identifier: us20005kta.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Portoviejo, Montecristi, Junín.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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