A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Rosa Zarate in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 09:05:28 / December 17, 2017 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -79.6873° West, latitude 0.1997° North, depth = 62.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.92 km (39 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000c5dv. Event ids that are associated: us2000c5dv. The temblor was detected at 04:05:28 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Esmeraldas, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Muisne (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km WSW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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