A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:51 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.52 km (18 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.7679 West, latitude 0.9465 North, depth = 28.52 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/12/16 / 2016-12-13 22:55:51 / December 13, 2016 @ 10:55 pm. Id of earthquake: us10007lri. Event ids that are associated: us10007lri. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Rosa Zarate, Muisne (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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