A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Balao in Ecuador on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/07/18 / 2018-07-09 18:14:15 / July 9, 2018 @ 6:14 pm. Exact location, longitude -79.8172° West, latitude -2.761° South, depth = 47.45 km. Event id: us2000g0kb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g0kb. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.45 km (29 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:14:15 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zarumilla, El Triunfo, Aguas Verdes.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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