A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from La Libertad in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.9862 West, latitude -2.8839 South, depth = 35.1 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/18 / 2018-02-07 09:47:39 / February 7, 2018 @ 9:47 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:47:39 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000ci5p. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ci5p. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.1 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salinas, Santa Elena, La Libertad.
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 one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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