A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 07:11:39 / December 19, 2016 @ 7:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:11:39 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -79.7398 West, latitude 0.8161 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us200082i5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082i5.
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (12 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valdez, Pedernales, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km SSW of Propicia, Ecuador.
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