A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 15:41:37 / December 20, 2016 @ 3:41 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.37 km (23 miles). Event id: us200082vm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082vm. Exact location of earthquake, -79.6415° West, 0.9211° North, depth 37.37 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:41:37 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 4 km (3 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Rosa Zarate, Muisne.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km ESE of Propicia, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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