A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/04/18 / 2018-04-24 00:58:47 / April 24, 2018 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -80.366° West, -0.2708° South, depth 23.61 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.61 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000dr1w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dr1w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:58:47 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Montecristi, Portoviejo, Manta (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 36 km N of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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