A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Samborondon in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 km (34 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 07:33:51 / October 28, 2016 @ 7:33 am UTC/GMT. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:33:51 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -79.85 West, latitude -2.01 South, depth = 55 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072k7. Id of event: us100072k7.
Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paján, Naranjal, Ventanas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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