A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Yantzaza in Ecuador on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us7000579b. Event ids that are associated: us7000579b. The epicenter was at a depth of 67.46 km (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.0897 West, latitude -3.5285 South, depth = 67.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:53:41 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/08/19 / 2019-08-22 20:53:41 / August 22, 2019 @ 8:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Azogues, Catacocha, Pasaje (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Loja (c. 117 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Catamayo (c. 18 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two 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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