A earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador. The 6.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:57:04 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 07:57:04 / May 18, 2016 @ 7:57 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -79.764 West, latitude 0.416 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt16139050, at00o7d4r3. Id of event: at00o7d4r3.
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 134 km (84 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bahía de Caráquez, Chone, Valdez.
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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