A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Manta in Ecuador on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kww. Unique identifier: us20005kww. The temblor was reported at 10:36:27 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.9458° West, -0.5504° South. Global time and date of event 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 15:36:27 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sucre, Jipijapa, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 50 km NNW of Manta, Ecuador.
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