A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us20005kqp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005kqp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 03:20:13 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:20 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:20:13 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -80.5089° West, -0.2879° South, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jipijapa, Muisne, Sucre (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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