A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Palora in Ecuador on Friday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:02:51 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/01/19 / 2019-01-11 23:02:51 / January 11, 2019 @ 11:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -78.0381° West, latitude -1.6524° South, depth = 140.37 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j35h. Id of event: us2000j35h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140.37 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel de Salcedo, Sucúa, Archidona (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guano (c. 12 700 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 12 km WNW of Palora, Ecuador.
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