A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Off the coast of Ecuador (0 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -85.3338° West, latitude 1.1874° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 21:53:30 / February 15, 2016 @ 9:53 pm. Id of earthquake: us200050fd. Event ids that are associated: us200050fd. The temblor was picked up at 15:53:30 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter).
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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: Off the coast of Ecuador.
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