A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Rocafuerte in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us20005kr9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005kr9. Exact location of event, longitude -80.5598 West, latitude -0.818 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 04:25:33 / April 22, 2016 @ 4:25 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:25:33 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly 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).
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paján, Jipijapa, Sucre (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NW of Rocafuerte, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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