A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Quito in Ecuador on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -78.3607° West, -0.1678° South, depth 2.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006c91. Event ids that are associated: us10006c91. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:23:35 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/16 / 2016-08-09 04:23:35 / August 9, 2016 @ 4:23 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.55 km (2 miles).
The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pujilí, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Latacunga. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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