A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2971 West, latitude -0.3885 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:32:56 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100095pe. Ids that are associated to the event: us100095pe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 03:32:56 / July 1, 2017 @ 3:32 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Ana, Montecristi, Manta. Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km NNE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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