A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.2823 West, latitude -0.4845 South, depth = 24.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/12/17 / 2017-12-03 11:19:06 / December 3, 2017 @ 11:19 am. Unique identifier: us1000bkjh. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bkjh. The temblor was picked up at 06:19:06 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.73 km (15 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colimes, Palenque, Paján (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 19 km NE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
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