A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guayaquil in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -79.9273 West, latitude -2.0825 South, depth = 65.68 km. 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 65.68 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/11/17 / 2017-11-28 02:04:27 / November 28, 2017 @ 2:04 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:04:27 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bv8q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bv8q.
Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Naranjito (c. 34 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baláo, Ventanas, Paján (min 5000 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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: 9 km NNW of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
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