A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Portoviejo in Ecuador on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.92 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/12/17 / 2017-12-21 09:52:42 / December 21, 2017 @ 9:52 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:52:42 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000bub4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bub4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.5231 West, latitude -1.1161 South, depth = 37.92 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palenque, Pedro Carbo, Colimes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pedro Carbo (c. 23 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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