A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Quito in Ecuador. Exact location, longitude -78.4358° West, latitude -0.1456° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 05:46:11 / September 27, 2016 @ 5:46 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10006tlr. Event ids that are associated: us10006tlr. The temblor was picked up at 00:46:11 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 43 km (27 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 Ibarra, Atuntaqui, Cotacachi.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three 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. 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: 13 km NE of Quito, Ecuador.
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