A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Santa Elena in Ecuador. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000kcet. Unique identifier: us2000kcet. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 08:54:18 / March 31, 2019 @ 8:54 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:54:18 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location of earthquake, -80.816° West, -1.9238° South, depth 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Triunfo, Santa Ana, Playas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from El Triunfo (c. 32 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 34 km N of Santa Elena, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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