A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Peru-Ecuador border region kilometers (0 miles) from Peru-Ecuador border region on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.34 km (18 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:26:47 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -77.6019° West, latitude -2.3234° South, depth = 29.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005gjy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gjy. Global time and date of event 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 11:26:47 / April 9, 2016 @ 11:26 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palora, Sucúa, Macas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop), 80 km (50 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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