A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Playas in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 25.7 km, -80.2978° West, -2.9393° South. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:11:54 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007v7y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007v7y. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 09:11:54 / January 7, 2017 @ 9:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.7 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Naranjal (c. 32 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Lucía, Naranjal, Tumbes (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 35 km SSE of Playas, Ecuador.
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