A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Sangolqui in Ecuador on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -78.3198° West, latitude -0.1773° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:22:59 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 00:22:59 / September 5, 2016 @ 12:22 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kee. Id of event: us10006kee.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Archidona, Pujilí, Santo Domingo de los Colorados.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three 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.
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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: 22 km NE of Sangolqui, Ecuador.
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