A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 01:44:40 / April 30, 2016 @ 1:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.7861 West, latitude 0.5093 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:44:40 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10005ga4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005ga4.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedernales, Esmeraldas, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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