A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Macas in Ecuador on Sunday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:06:06 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.08 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 00:06:06 / May 1, 2017 @ 12:06 am. Event id: us10008mbt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008mbt. Exact location of event, depth 19.08 km, -77.51° West, -2.3655° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palora, Sucúa, Macas.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 67 km E of Macas, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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