A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Gualaceo in Ecuador on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.43 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -78.576° West, -2.81° South, depth 89.43 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jdjs. Unique identifier: us2000jdjs. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:53:04 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/19 / 2019-02-05 09:53:04 / February 5, 2019 @ 9:53 am.
Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Alausí (c. 14 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cañar (c. 9 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Troncal, Macas, Alausí (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 25 km ENE of Gualaceo, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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