A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Balao in Ecuador. The temblor was picked up at 22:40:11 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -79.7642° West, latitude -2.8834° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d8lq. Id of event: us2000d8lq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 03:40:11 / February 27, 2018 @ 3:40 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cañar, Portovelo, Zaruma.
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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km ENE of Balao, Ecuador.
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