A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Valdez in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.26 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 20:49:01 / September 2, 2016 @ 8:49 pm. Exact location, longitude -79.0857° West, latitude 0.7187° North, depth = 76.26 km. The temblor was reported at 15:49:01 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006js0. Event ids that are associated: us10006js0.
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 59 km S of Valdez, Ecuador.
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