A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Cotacachi in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 17:15:45 / January 1, 2016 @ 5:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.07 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, depth 50.07 km, -78.7924° West, 0.5223° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ar8. Id of event: us10004ar8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:15:45 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Pimampiro, Cayambe. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three 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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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: 63 km WNW of Cotacachi, Ecuador.
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