A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Salinas in Ecuador. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.987° West, -2.0117° South. The temblor was detected at 02:08:51 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 07:08:51 / March 31, 2019 @ 7:08 am. Id of earthquake: us2000k7w1. Event ids that are associated: us2000k7w1.
Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pedro Carbo (c. 23 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sucre (c. 15 300 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sucre, Lomas de Sargentillo, Playas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km N of Salinas, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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