A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Balao in Ecuador on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/16 / 2016-12-12 11:12:16 / December 12, 2016 @ 11:12 am. The temblor was reported at 06:12:16 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -79.7181° West, latitude -2.8176° South, depth = 28.35 km. Unique identifier: us200080bl. Ids that are associated to the event: us200080bl. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.35 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yaguachi Nuevo, Cuenca, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 15 km NE of Balao, Ecuador.
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