A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Montecristi in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005gt5. Unique identifier: us10005gt5. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:28:55 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 22:28:55 / May 4, 2016 @ 10:28 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -80.8771 West, latitude -1.1501 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calceta, Tosagua, Bahía de Caráquez. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km WSW of Montecristi, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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