A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Gabriel in Ecuador on Thursday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:24:46 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/19 / 2019-02-14 06:24:46 / February 14, 2019 @ 6:24 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000jhs0. Event ids that are associated: us2000jhs0. Exact location, longitude -77.7826° West, latitude 0.6528° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orito, Valle del Guamuez, El Tambo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Pasto (c. 382 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Tulcán (c. 86 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ipiales (c. 77 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Túquerres (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km NNE of San Gabriel, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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