A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Santa Elena in Ecuador. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 07:28:49 / March 31, 2019 @ 7:28 am. The temblor was detected at 02:28:49 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000k7w8. Event ids that are associated: us2000k7w8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -80.7096° West, latitude -1.9469° South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Manta (c. 183 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Portoviejo (c. 170 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palestina, Balzar, Samborondón.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km NNE of Santa Elena, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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