A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Propicia in Ecuador on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 14:22:41 / January 31, 2017 @ 2:22 pm. Event id: us10007wew. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wew. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.98 km (16 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:22:41 / 9:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -79.6415 West, latitude 0.7154 North, depth = 25.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Pedernales, Rosa Zarate (min 5000 pop).
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 sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 24 km S of Propicia, Ecuador.
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