A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Balao in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -79.6791 West, latitude -2.8863 South, depth = 29.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:23:46 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bqvz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqvz. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.02 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 04:23:46 / November 18, 2017 @ 4:23 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palestina, Samborondón, Gualaceo. The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km ENE of Balao, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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