A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Naranjal in Ecuador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.67 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 13:40:41 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:40 pm. The temblor was detected at 08:40:41 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.7946 West, latitude -2.4893 South, depth = 78.67 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqc4. Unique identifier: us2000bqc4.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Colimes, Vinces, Cuenca. The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 27 km NW of Naranjal, Ecuador.
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