A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Salinas in Ecuador on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/19 / 2019-04-17 09:13:29 / April 17, 2019 @ 9:13 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us700037mu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700037mu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.9997° West, -2.2042° South, depth 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:13:29 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Playas, Santa Elena, La Libertad (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 10 km (6 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. 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: 3 km WNW of Salinas, Ecuador.
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