A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from La Libertad in Ecuador on Sunday. The earthquake occurred 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). The temblor was reported at 02:12:14 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000kcen. Unique identifier: us2000kcen. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.8818 West, latitude -2.0272 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 07:12:14 / March 31, 2019 @ 7:12 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lomas de Sargentillo, Playas, Jipijapa. Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Jipijapa (c. 35 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pedro Carbo (c. 23 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km N of La Libertad, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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