A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 119 km E of Macas, Ecuador (74 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -77.0436° West, -2.3847° South, depth 115.92 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 115.92 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:02:07 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/19 / 2019-03-14 09:02:07 / March 14, 2019 @ 9:02 am. Event id: us1000jfe1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jfe1.
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 119 km E of Macas, Ecuador.
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