A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Sucua in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us1000jjan. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jjan. Exact location of earthquake, -77.3534° West, -2.8007° South, depth 45.58 km. The temblor was detected at 11:23:24 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/19 / 2019-03-20 16:23:24 / March 20, 2019 @ 4:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.58 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Macas, Sucúa.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirteen 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. 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: 97 km ESE of Sucua, Ecuador.
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