A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us200082tc. Event ids that are associated: us200082tc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:49:58 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.7677 West, latitude 0.8955 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 10:49:58 / December 20, 2016 @ 10:49 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedernales, Valdez, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km WSW of Propicia, Ecuador.
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