A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -80.153 West, latitude -0.1148 South, depth = 25.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:06:23 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.5 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 07:06:23 / April 25, 2016 @ 7:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005lia. Unique identifier: us20005lia.
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rocafuerte, Junín, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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