A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -79.6714° West, 0.8654° North, depth 4.02 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:39:21 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007lhs. Unique identifier: us10007lhs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.02 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 17:39:21 / December 20, 2016 @ 5:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedernales, Valdez, Rosa Zarate. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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