A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2697 West, latitude 0.6008 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:24:34 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005l3v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005l3v. Global time and date of event 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 01:24:34 / April 23, 2016 @ 1:24 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Pedernales (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 26 km W of Muisne, Ecuador.
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