A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Rocafuerte in Ecuador. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.43 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.3721° West, -0.9229° South, depth 39.43 km. The temblor was detected at 20:20:28 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20006g0u. Unique identifier: us20006g0u. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/07/16 / 2016-07-20 01:20:28 / July 20, 2016 @ 1:20 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quevedo, Pedro Carbo, Vinces.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km E of Rocafuerte, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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