A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Sucua in Ecuador. Exact location of earthquake, -78.4422° West, -2.6535° South, depth 100.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.78 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jclm. Unique identifier: us2000jclm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:03:10 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/19 / 2019-02-03 03:03:10 / February 3, 2019 @ 3:03 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Alausí (c. 14 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cañar (c. 9 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Troncal, Cuenca, Alausí.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km SW of Sucua, Ecuador.
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