Twin Earthquakes Rock Ecuador

32km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100062hd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100062hd. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/07/16 / 2016-07-11 02:01:12 / July 11, 2016 @ 2:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -79.6591° West, latitude 0.5521° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:01:12 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Pedernales.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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