A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Naranjal in Ecuador. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 11:47:02 / October 9, 2015 @ 11:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003mg3. Event ids that are associated: us10003mg3. Exact location, longitude -79.5688° West, latitude -2.472° South, depth = 82.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:47:02 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 82.79 km (51 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Playas, Lomas de Sargentillo, Alausí. Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km NNE of Naranjal, Ecuador.
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