A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Alausi in Ecuador on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20002wti. Unique identifier: us20002wti. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/07/15 / 2015-07-11 17:22:36 / July 11, 2015 @ 5:22 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:22:36 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -78.9481° West, -2.2929° South, depth 85.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.78 km (53 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Catarama, Palestina, Samborondón (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Naranjal (c. 32 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km SW of Alausi, Ecuador.
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