A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Troncal in Ecuador on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 04:28:29 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600056nv. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056nv. Exact location of earthquake, -79.2932° West, -2.3203° South, depth 88.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/08/19 / 2019-08-18 09:28:29 / August 18, 2019 @ 9:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 88.13 km (55 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Riobamba, Lomas de Sargentillo, Ventanas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NNE of La Troncal, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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