A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Sucua in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.43 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:59:07 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.664 West, latitude -2.6422 South, depth = 105.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006nvr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nvr. Global time and date of event 11/09/16 / 2016-09-11 19:59:07 / September 11, 2016 @ 7:59 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macas, Sucúa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 ESE of Sucua, Ecuador.
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