A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Balao in Ecuador. The temblor was detected at 14:09:18 / 2:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000d2de. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d2de. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.27 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 19:09:18 / March 3, 2018 @ 7:09 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -79.7387 West, latitude -2.839 South, depth = 4.27 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Verdes, Huaquillas, Yaguachi Nuevo (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 12 km NE of Balao, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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