A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puyo in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:08:20 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 17:08:20 / October 23, 2017 @ 5:08 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000avz6. Event ids that are associated: us1000avz6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 189.91 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -77.6325° West, -1.3537° South, depth 189.91 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Boca Suno (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Baños (c. 9 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Archidona (c. 7 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Suno, Baños, Palora (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 40 km ENE of Puyo, Ecuador.
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