A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Naranjal in Ecuador on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.65 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 04:56:33 / January 30, 2017 @ 4:56 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:56:33 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -79.531° West, latitude -2.7691° South, depth = 48.65 km. Id of earthquake: us10007was. Event ids that are associated: us10007was.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samborondón, Santa Rosa, Gualaceo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 14 km SE of Naranjal, Ecuador.
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