A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 08:37:44 / May 6, 2016 @ 8:37 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10005h5c. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005h5c. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.7793° West, -0.1164° South. The temblor was picked up at 03:37:44 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedernales, Bahía de Caráquez. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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