A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from La Libertad in Ecuador on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 14:09:10 / March 31, 2019 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:09:10 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000k80e. Unique identifier: us2000k80e. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.8929 West, latitude -2.032 South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Lucía, Sucre, Lomas de Sargentillo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pedro Carbo (c. 23 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km N of La Libertad, Ecuador.
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