A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Duran in Ecuador. The temblor was detected at 19:53:52 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -79.8795° West, latitude -2.3769° South, depth = 79.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006rha. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rha. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 00:53:52 / September 22, 2016 @ 12:53 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79.63 km (49 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Montalvo, Vinces, Babahoyo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vinces (c. 32 500 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km SSW of Duran, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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