A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Rocafuerte in Ecuador on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:25:29 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 04:25:29 / August 26, 2016 @ 4:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20006u4h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006u4h. Exact location of event, longitude -80.3364 West, latitude -0.9801 South, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quevedo, Pedro Carbo, Vinces.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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