A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tosagua in Ecuador. Event id: us1000c1i4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000c1i4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.3162 West, latitude -0.8674 South, depth = 30.61 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:30:23 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/01/18 / 2018-01-06 19:30:23 / January 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.61 km (19 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palenque, Colimes, Velasco Ibarra. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 11 km SW of Tosagua, Ecuador.
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