A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 164.5 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005i7p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i7p. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.6137 West, latitude -1.9694 South, depth = 164.5 km. The temblor was reported at 18:24:01 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 23:24:01 / April 14, 2016 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sucúa, Puyo, Macas. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km SE of Palora, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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