A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Otavalo in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.92 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -78.8088° West, 0.2566° North, depth 50.92 km. Event id: us2000itx6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000itx6. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:11:43 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/18 / 2018-12-15 21:11:43 / December 15, 2018 @ 9:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pimampiro, Machachi, Cayambe (min 5000 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km W of Otavalo, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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