A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:03:41 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 03:03:41 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kqh. Id of event: us20005kqh. Exact location, longitude -80.5427° West, latitude -0.3283° South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Muisne, Jipijapa, Sucre.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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