A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Canar in Ecuador. The temblor was reported at 05:07:28 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003nud. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003nud. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 10:07:28 / October 15, 2015 @ 10:07 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.83 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -78.7368° West, latitude -2.4983° South, depth = 104.83 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Naranjal (c. 32 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop). Nearby 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 Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno, Guaranda, Naranjal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 22 km ENE of Canar, Ecuador.
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