A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -79.8293° West, 0.4136° North. Global time and date of event 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 21:03:17 / May 24, 2016 @ 9:03 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005xme. Id of event: us20005xme. The temblor was reported at 16:03:17 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Esmeraldas, Pedernales, Rosa Zarate. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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