A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Duran in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:40:41 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/02/19 / 2019-02-22 10:40:41 / February 22, 2019 @ 10:40 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.13 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jlh2. Unique identifier: us2000jlh2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.733 West, latitude -2.2982 South, depth = 82.13 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Bolívar, Azogues, Machala (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 15 km SE of Duran, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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