A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Junin in Ecuador on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/16 / 2016-10-27 04:45:53 / October 27, 2016 @ 4:45 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:45:53 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2751 West, latitude -1.08 South, depth = 40.08 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072gt. Id of event: us100072gt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.08 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lomas de Sargentillo, Quevedo, Pedro Carbo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop). Nearby 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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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