A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Playas in Ecuador. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 12:55:40 / November 17, 2018 @ 12:55 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:55:40 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.5554 West, latitude -2.5094 South, depth = 62.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.97 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ht5t. Unique identifier: us1000ht5t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Bolívar, Baláo, El Triunfo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from El Triunfo (c. 32 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km NW of Playas, Ecuador.
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