A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has been issued near Rosa Zarate in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt16139051. Id of event: pt16139051. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 16:46:43 / May 18, 2016 @ 4:46 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:46:43 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -79.66° West, 0.224° North, depth 68.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.4 km (43 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Maná, Valdez, Quito. Epicenter of the event was 136 km (84 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 125 km (78 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 131 km (82 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from La Maná (c. 16 500 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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 WSW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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