A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Puyo in Ecuador. The temblor was reported at 04:11:53 / 4:11 am (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 -77.7939 West, latitude -1.4604 South, depth = 167.33 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 167.33 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/10/18 / 2018-10-26 09:11:53 / October 26, 2018 @ 9:11 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hhgv. Id of event: us1000hhgv.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Macas, San Miguel de Salcedo, Riobamba (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Guano (c. 12 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km E of Puyo, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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