A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005kwx. Event ids that are associated: us20005kwx. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:39:05 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -80.7039° West, -0.2107° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 15:39:05 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:39 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Portoviejo, Junín, Montecristi. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 53 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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