A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -80.6372° West, latitude -0.7017° South, depth = 39.51 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:14:40 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 16:14:40 / March 1, 2018 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.51 km (25 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9sj. Id of event: us2000d9sj.
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bahía de Caráquez (c. 37 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Montecristi (c. 18 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Calceta (c. 17 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paján, Jipijapa, Sucre (min 5000 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km WSW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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