A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Palora in Ecuador on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.9778 West, latitude -1.6647 South, depth = 147.34 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:26:14 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/17 / 2017-10-07 09:26:14 / October 7, 2017 @ 9:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 147.34 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b2fc. Id of event: us2000b2fc.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel de Salcedo, Sucúa, Archidona (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guano (c. 12 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 6 km NW of Palora, Ecuador.
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