A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Cuenca in Ecuador. Exact location of event, depth 78.41 km, -79.1096° West, -2.8639° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100048ux. Event ids that are associated: us100048ux. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 12:07:45 / December 19, 2015 @ 12:07 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.41 km (49 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:07:45 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Naranjal (c. 32 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pasaje, Naranjito, Coronel Marcelino Maridueña (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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