A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Jipijapa in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.8145 West, latitude -1.4922 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:50:46 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 01:50:46 / April 29, 2016 @ 1:50 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005ebf. Unique identifier: us10005ebf.
Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Junín, Lomas de Sargentillo, Colimes. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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