A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Pedro Carbo in Ecuador. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:54:24 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 12:54:24 / August 23, 2016 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.16 km (31 miles). Exact location, longitude -80.2043° West, latitude -1.93° South, depth = 50.16 km. Unique identifier: us10006g5r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006g5r.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, La Libertad, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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