A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:31:34 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -80.5863° West, latitude -0.4151° South, depth = 10.98 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 04:31:34 / April 22, 2016 @ 4:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005krb. Unique identifier: us20005krb. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.98 km (7 miles).
Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jipijapa, Sucre, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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