A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. Exact location of event, depth 172.85 km, -77.6321° West, -1.5291° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 06:19:15 / February 4, 2016 @ 6:19 am. The temblor was detected at 01:19:15 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 172.85 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004yz3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004yz3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Baños, Archidona, Tena. The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Baños (c. 9 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Archidona (c. 7 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km ENE of Palora, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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