A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Balao in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 14:20:39 / February 27, 2018 @ 2:20 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -79.7752° West, -2.817° South. Event id: us2000d8qa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d8qa. The temblor was detected at 09:20:39 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samborondón, Zarumilla, Aguas Verdes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km NNE of Balao, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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