A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Palora in Ecuador on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -78.0288 West, latitude -1.755 South, depth = 168.01 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 168.01 km (104 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:20:38 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 00:20:38 / March 30, 2017 @ 12:20 am. Unique identifier: us10008emg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008emg.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tena, Píllaro, Ambato (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km WSW of Palora, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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