A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:53:58 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -79.7897 West, latitude 0.8369 North, depth = 19.47 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008088. Unique identifier: us20008088. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.47 km (12 miles). Global time and date of event 12/12/16 / 2016-12-12 15:53:58 / December 12, 2016 @ 3:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 20 km (13 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valdez, Pedernales, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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