A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 04:06:33 / April 23, 2016 @ 4:06 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.3966 West, latitude 0.5802 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005l4c. Id of event: us20005l4c. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:06:33 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Esmeraldas, Pedernales, Muisne (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km W of Muisne, Ecuador.
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