A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.22 km (21 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/16 / 2016-07-22 06:31:29 / July 22, 2016 @ 6:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:31:29 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20006gs5. Unique identifier: us20006gs5. Exact location, longitude -80.2264° West, latitude -0.2771° South, depth = 34.22 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Portoviejo, Rocafuerte, Junín (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 41 km NNE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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