A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Gualaceo in Ecuador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000g5xq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g5xq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.79 km (55 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:35:14 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -78.5027° West, -2.964° South, depth 88.79 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/18 / 2018-07-16 05:35:14 / July 16, 2018 @ 5:35 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Alausí (c. 14 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cañar (c. 9 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Alausí, Macas, Sucúa (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 31 km ESE of Gualaceo, Ecuador.
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