A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:53:14 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/12/17 / 2017-12-04 22:53:14 / December 4, 2017 @ 10:53 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bl7f. Unique identifier: us1000bl7f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.19 km (96 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.1521 West, latitude -1.6571 South, depth = 154.19 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Archidona, Sucúa, San Miguel de Salcedo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel the quake?
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. 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: 24 km W of Palora, Ecuador.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.