A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ambato in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us2000d4h3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d4h3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.54 km (78 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 01:09:39 / February 19, 2018 @ 1:09 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.7392 West, latitude -1.3271 South, depth = 125.54 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:09:39 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Machachi, Quevedo, Catarama. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
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. 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 nearby.
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