A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Quito in Ecuador on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -78.5193° West, -0.1615° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000dder. Event ids that are associated: us1000dder. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:15:24 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 01:15:24 / April 3, 2018 @ 1:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pujilí, Pimampiro, Latacunga (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km N of Quito, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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