A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 08:57:15 / December 19, 2016 @ 8:57 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us200082ix. Unique identifier: us200082ix. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:57:15 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -79.7622° West, 0.7565° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedernales, Rosa Zarate, Muisne. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km SSW of Propicia, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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