A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007llb. Unique identifier: us10007llb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 01:04:51 / December 21, 2016 @ 1:04 am. Exact location of earthquake, -79.6844° West, 0.9226° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:04:51 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Rosa Zarate, Muisne (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 5 km (3 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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