A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jipijapa in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.9617 West, latitude -1.3873 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 23:02:13 / April 27, 2016 @ 11:02 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:02:13 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005c1p. Id of event: us10005c1p.
Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinas, Rocafuerte, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 42 km W of Jipijapa, Ecuador.
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