A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Puyo in Ecuador on Friday. The temblor was reported at 23:21:06 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 157.52 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000anyf. Event ids that are associated: us2000anyf. Exact location, longitude -77.9491° West, latitude -1.4664° South, depth = 157.52 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 04:21:06 / September 16, 2017 @ 4:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macas, Latacunga, San Miguel de Salcedo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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: 3 km E of Puyo, Ecuador.
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