A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 23:16:33 / July 1, 2017 @ 11:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -80.8333° West, -0.2813° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100097t8. Id of event: us100097t8. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:16:33 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Montecristi, Tosagua, Rocafuerte (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tosagua (c. 14 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rocafuerte (c. 10 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen 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. 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: 58 km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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