A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Azogues in Ecuador. The temblor was picked up at 11:35:22 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 16:35:22 / May 24, 2016 @ 4:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -78.6925° West, -2.7359° South, depth 100.43 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005jmp. Unique identifier: us10005jmp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.43 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Macas, La Troncal, Sucúa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Alausí (c. 14 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Cañar (c. 9 900 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km E of Azogues, Ecuador.
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