A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador. All ids that are associated to the event: pt16139051, at00o7dt9x, us10005i9n. Unique identifier: us10005i9n. A tsunami warning has been issued near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 16:46:44 / May 18, 2016 @ 4:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -79.6406° West, 0.4651° North, depth 31 km. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:46:44 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Valdez, Santo Domingo de los Colorados. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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