A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Ecuador kilometers (0 miles) from Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.13 West, latitude -0.8033 South, depth = 83.86 km. The temblor was detected at 17:54:46 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 17:54:46 / September 20, 2018 @ 5:54 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000h3ay. Event ids that are associated: us1000h3ay. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.86 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Catarama, Quito, Sangolquí.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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