A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.7498° West, -0.2317° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005bsh. Id of event: us10005bsh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 21:58:35 / April 26, 2016 @ 9:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:58:35 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Junín, Portoviejo, Calceta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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