A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from La Troncal in Ecuador. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h6rs. Id of event: us2000h6rs. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.11 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:43:15 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.3573 West, latitude -2.5387 South, depth = 79.11 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/18 / 2018-09-02 03:43:15 / September 2, 2018 @ 3:43 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pasaje, San Miguel, El Triunfo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 15 km S of La Troncal, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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