A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from La Troncal in Ecuador. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10006jh6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jh6. Global time and date of event 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 13:35:15 / September 1, 2016 @ 1:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:35:15 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -79.1901° West, latitude -2.2883° South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Catarama, Gualaceo, Guayaquil (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 20 km NE of La Troncal, Ecuador.
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