A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Santa Elena in Ecuador on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 07:27:16 / March 31, 2019 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.57 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:27:16 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000k7w6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000k7w6. Exact location of earthquake, -80.717° West, -1.9489° South, depth 32.57 km.
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Portoviejo, Montecristi, Eloy Alfaro. Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 34 km NNE of Santa Elena, Ecuador.
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