A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 15:48:11 / May 31, 2016 @ 3:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -80.3326 West, latitude 0.1686 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005zdi. Id of event: us20005zdi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:48:11 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bahía de Caráquez, Muisne, Pedernales (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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