A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Pedro Carbo in Ecuador. The temblor was reported at 10:25:23 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007m4m. Unique identifier: us10007m4m. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 15:25:23 / December 22, 2016 @ 3:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.3578° West, -2.1604° South.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colimes, Palestina, Yaguachi Nuevo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from El Triunfo (c. 32 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 38 km SSW of Pedro Carbo, Ecuador.
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