A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Cotacachi in Ecuador. Exact location of event, longitude -78.4237 West, latitude 0.4965 North, depth = 36.35 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:36:19 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000e9ww. Event ids that are associated: us1000e9ww. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 13:36:19 / May 22, 2018 @ 1:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.35 km (23 miles).
Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valdez, San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Pupiales. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tulcán (c. 86 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ipiales (c. 77 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km NW of Cotacachi, Ecuador.
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