A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Valdez in Ecuador. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.39 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.43 West, latitude 1.3639 North, depth = 37.39 km. Unique identifier: us10008ptt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ptt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:15:50 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 16:15:50 / May 1, 2017 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tumaco, San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tumaco (c. 86 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 51 km WNW of Valdez, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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