A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 13:35:10 / April 18, 2016 @ 1:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:35:10 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.3319 West, latitude -0.3441 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005byl. Id of event: us10005byl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Montecristi, Manta, Portoviejo. Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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