A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Salinas in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.94 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 19:09:16 / August 16, 2018 @ 7:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:09:16 / 2:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -81.4839 West, latitude -2.7793 South, depth = 34.94 km. Event id: us1000gasg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gasg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Elena, La Libertad, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km SW of Salinas, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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