A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Muisne in Ecuador. The temblor was reported at 04:16:31 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 09:16:31 / December 17, 2017 @ 9:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.15 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c5dx. Id of event: us2000c5dx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.0762 West, latitude 0.5851 North, depth = 54.15 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Pedernales (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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: 5 km WSW of Muisne, Ecuador.
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