A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Playas in Ecuador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005kvu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005kvu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.65 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -80.0914° West, -2.7324° South, depth 51.65 km. The temblor was reported at 08:26:19 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 13:26:19 / April 22, 2016 @ 1:26 pm.
The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Elena, Tumbes, Palestina (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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