A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -77.5923 West, latitude -1.6837 South, depth = 169.58 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:45:12 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 169.58 km (105 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 16:45:12 / September 30, 2016 @ 4:45 pm. Event id: us10006u5a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006u5a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Baños (c. 9 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Archidona (c. 7 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baños, Macas, Archidona (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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