A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guayaquil in Ecuador on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.9337 West, latitude -2.2387 South, depth = 70.46 km. Id of earthquake: us20008lb1. Event ids that are associated: us20008lb1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.46 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:26:52 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 06:26:52 / February 19, 2017 @ 6:26 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vinces, Colimes, Baláo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 5 km (3 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vinces (c. 32 500 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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