A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Santa Lucia in Ecuador on Tuesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:59:17 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 15:59:17 / May 16, 2017 @ 3:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -80.2783° West, -2.2085° South, depth 56.87 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008sr2. Unique identifier: us10008sr2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.87 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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). The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Babahoyo, Coronel Marcelino Maridueña, Baláo (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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km W of Santa Lucia, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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