A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Sucua in Ecuador on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 104.36 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hg2x. Unique identifier: us2000hg2x. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 20:44:39 / September 17, 2018 @ 8:44 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:44:39 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -77.542° West, latitude -2.8454° South, depth = 104.36 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macas, Sucúa. Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 81 km ESE of Sucua, Ecuador.
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