A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 163.02 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:14:49 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -78.1015 West, latitude -1.6634 South, depth = 163.02 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fc2. Id of event: us20007fc2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/16 / 2016-10-12 02:14:49 / October 12, 2016 @ 2:14 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Archidona, Sucúa, San Miguel de Salcedo. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 19 km WNW of Palora, Ecuador.
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