A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 21:42:12 / November 19, 2017 @ 9:42 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:42:12 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000brkj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brkj. The epicenter was at a depth of 144.66 km (90 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -78.0238 West, latitude -1.7161 South, depth = 144.66 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel de Salcedo, Archidona, Sucúa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guano (c. 12 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 10 km W of Palora, Ecuador.
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