A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Sangolqui in Ecuador on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:29:37 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -78.3466° West, -0.2479° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us2000b14r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b14r. Global time and date of event 04/10/17 / 2017-10-04 14:29:37 / October 4, 2017 @ 2:29 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ibarra, Atuntaqui, Cotacachi (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NE of Sangolqui, Ecuador.
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