A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Jipijapa in Ecuador on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 37.43 km, -80.506° West, -1.3867° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 04:12:12 / February 15, 2017 @ 4:12 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.43 km (23 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:12:12 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008jvp. Event ids that are associated: us20008jvp.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chone, Bahía de Caráquez, Vinces. Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vinces (c. 32 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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